LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 17, 2022–
Soul Community Planet (SCP) Hotels – a holistic hospitality company founded on the values of wellness, social good and sustainability – today announced its partnership with EarthCheck, the world’s leading benchmarking, certification and scientific consulting for travel and tourism, to provide scientific information, benchmarking and certification of its enterprise-wide regenerative practices.
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EarthCheck helps businesses, communities and governments assess their environmental footprint, improve sustainability and improve business performance. SCP Hotels certification is a two-phase process involving benchmarking – the quantitative assessment of a property’s environmental and social performance, and then certification – verification of those standards by an accredited third-party EarthCheck auditor.
While the entire process can often take several months, SCP Hilo became the first property in Hawaii to be assessed by EarthCheck. SCP Hilo has achieved Bronze Benchmark recognition and is expected to achieve Silver Certified status in the coming year. EarthCheck has identified the Big Island property as a regional leader in the performance categories of Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Community Contributions.
“Now is the time to travel in a way that consciously gives thanks to Mother Earth for unconditionally nurturing our bodies and souls. We are honored to serve a community of travelers who embrace this notion,” said Ken Cruse, co -founder and CEO of Soul Community Planet “The idea of regenerative travel – one that leaves the places we visit better than they were before we arrived – is achievable. We are delighted to work with EarthCheck to ensure that we incorporate the best ideas, the most effective framework and a high degree of accountability as we strive to provide our customers with truly regenerative travel experiences.
EarthCheck Founder and CEO Stewart Moore noted that places people want to visit and stay – and that are sustainable – don’t happen by accident: they are the product of visionary thinking and the commitment of leaders.
Moore added, “We are delighted to partner with SCP Hotels. Achieving sustainable tourism requires collaboration, determination and systematic planning within an organization. SCP Hotels joins a select group of leading hotel operators worldwide taking a holistic and strategic approach to corporate citizenship, net zero lanes and communication.
SCP’s commitment also includes ensuring that every stay at an SCP hotel is good for the planet by eliminating single-use plastic bottles and plastic shower amenities, using environmentally friendly materials in planned renovations and incorporating new energy efficient systems and solar power. At SCP Hilo, that effort was bolstered by a recent $4.6 million renovation that will include the installation of solar and electric charging stations.
SCP last year announced plans to achieve company-wide net zero waste by 2022 to better combat devastating practices in the hospitality industry.
Other SCP hotels that are in the process of becoming EarthCheck certified include SCP Redmond (Oregon), Salishan Coastal Lodge in Gleneden Beach, Oregon; and newly acquired properties in Laguna Beach (SCP Laguna Beach and SCP Seven4One).
EarthCheck is one of the world’s leading business consultancy groups specializing in sustainability and destination management. EarthCheck’s holistic approach to responsible tourism and cutting-edge science enable destinations and organizations to design, assess and certify their performance with confidence and security.
Through its Total Tourism Management™ platform, EarthCheck works in partnership with its clients to help plan for the future and guide the design, construction and operation of smart buildings and the responsible management of tourism destinations. Learn more at earthcheck.org.
About Soul Community Planet
Based in Laguna Beach, California, Soul Community Planet was born out of a vision to provide holistic hospitality experiences for people who want to make positive choices for themselves, our communities, and the planet. SCP offers clean, fresh, energy-efficient and low-waste accommodation, fitness and coworking. SCP Guests support a range of causes that align with SCP’s vision through its Every Stay Feels Good program and by donating 5% of its profits to causes that share its core values. For more information, visit scphotel.com.
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PUBLISHED: 05/17/2022 09:00 / DISK: 05/17/2022 09:02
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