Skyrail Attains International Environmental Certification

Skyrail News: January 2005


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is pleased to announce its attainment of the prestigious GREEN GLOBE 21 Certified status for the third consecutive year.

GREEN GLOBE 21 is the global Benchmarking, Certification and improvement system designed to assist and monitor the international travel and tourism industry to attain best practice in environmentally sustainable ecotourism operations.

Essentially, GREEN GLOBE 21 is an international set of environmental standards which benchmarks world's best practice in sustainable practices and performance. Skyrail was the first tourist attraction in the world to be certified under the upgraded GREEN GLOBE 21 program in 2002, and has been successful with its recertification every year since then.

Cathy Parsons, Global Manager of GREEN GLOBE 21, said that Skyrail was an inspiration to other ecotourism products both domestically and internationally. "I am delighted that Skyrail Pty Ltd has achieved Certified status for the third time," Ms Parsons said.

"Skyrail Pty Ltd is an inspiration to all those people committed to environmentally sustainable tourism. They have demonstrated through a variety of initiatives, that the business and its employees can make a difference to reducing their environmental impact," she said.

Skyrail's General Manager Max Shepherd said GREEN GLOBE 21 Certification was validation of the rainforest cableway's commitment to operating at world's best practice in regards to environmental sustainability.

"GREEN GLOBE 21 is an internationally recognised certification and something that Skyrail is very pleased and proud to have attained for the last three consecutive years," Mr Shepherd said.

"It is an international achievement which recognises our efforts to deliver continuous environmental improvements and secure a sustainable future for our business," he said.

GREEN GLOBE 21's Certification system benchmarks and monitors company performance and management of key environmental influences affecting the world today, including the greenhouse effect, over-use of freshwater resources, destruction of biodiversity, production of solid and biological waste and social issues.

Certification is the final and highest level of the GREEN GLOBE 21 Program and is only attained following rigorous onsite assessments and inspections by a third party auditor.

For more information in regards to Skyrail's GREEN GLOBE 21 Certification, or to arrange an interview, please don't hesitate to contact Skyrail's Communications Officer on phone (07) 4031 2977 or email email/julie.bosanquet)(skyrail.com.au.


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