- ADVANCED ECO CERTIFICATION (2009)
- CLIMATE ACTION BUSINESS (2014)
- CLIMATE ACTION LEADER (2017)
The ECO Certification Program is a world first and it has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators. Advanced Ecotourism accreditation is awarded to tourism operators with strong interpretation values, commitment to nature conservation and helping local communities.
A Climate Action Leader is; Businesses that have incorporated strategic climate change responses across all relevant levels of business planning and operations. They are measuring and auditing their carbon footprint via a creditable system; have undertaken an advanced level of adaptation, emissions reduction and offsetting strategies; and are working towards becoming carbon neutral
Source: Ecotourism Australia
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is also a foundation member of Eco Lodges of Australia, launched in October 2010. http://www.ecotourism.org.au/our-certification-programs/ecolodges-of-australia/
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort also achieved GreenLeaders status with TripAdvisor in 2015.
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme ensures that travellers can see exactly which green practices they can expect at your property (eg. If your hotel recycles; types of materials that are recycled; and where these materials are recycled). The set of required green practices for GreenPartner properties will also be publicly-viewable.