Sustainable Tourism Management
a) Support award applications and eco-certification
Our team of consultants with extensive track records on global tourism awards and eco-certifications will accompany you throughout your sustainability journey and help achieve your desired objectives.
We have expertise on Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification, TraveLife certification for accommodation facilities / Tour operators, Zeitz Foundation (Long Run Initiative) – GER Certification, Fair trade, Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) for Hotels / Destination, Green Globe, Green Key, amongst others.
b) Ecotourism enterprise development
We offer support to integrating communities and community-based tourism into mainstream tourism through capacity building. We explore ideas and conduct community mobilization with the ultimate goal for shared benefits accrued from tourism enterprises.
c) Trainings on environmental best practices
We offer expert consulting and capacity building services to tourism accommodation facilities (hotels, lodges, camps, bandas, villas etc) willing to improve performance and minimize their social and environmental footprint.
Based on resources, needs and objectives; we deliver tailor-made solutions to cut operational expenses, increase employees’ efficiency and loyalty, as well as to improve the reputation of tourism facilities operating more responsibly.
What we are good at:
• Environmental Policy / management systems
Formulating environmental policies and developing Environmental Management Systems for facility operations, employee sensitization on sustainability and capacity building, review and optimization of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to integrate resource-effective practices in key departments. Measurement and reporting of sustainability related impacts and performance.
• Resources use (water and energy)
Water consumption monitoring, benchmarking, implementation of procedures to reduce water usage, towel and bed linen reuse program optimization, and compliance with eco-certification criteria.
Energy management plans, monitoring and conservation measures: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning) Effective & efficient Lighting. Guests and staff involvement guidelines, reporting and compliance with eco-certification criteria.
• Solid waste management
Establishing waste management plans including reduction measures, separation, monitoring, and disposal strategies. Others, employees’ awareness and capacity building, development of Sustainable Food Procurement Policy and compliance with eco-certification criteria
• Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR
Corporations increasingly are expected to not only generate profits but to behave in ways that are socially responsible. CSR activities generate significant benefits including stronger corporate culture as well as enhancement of the reputation.
At Anchor, we ensure comprehensive project implementation, including skills-gap analysis and technical training, capacity building, local community participation, resource use efficiency and your facility client reputation improvement.