In an important milestone, the Darwin Convention Centre has achieved the Bronze Benchmarking Standard through EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.

“This achievement shows the commitment of the Darwin Convention Centre to continually work to improve its performance as an environmentally sustainable events venue. As a large venue with significant operating requirements, it has been a key imperative to introduce a number of sustainable practices and programs to minimize the environmental footprint of the Centre,” said Janet Hamilton, General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre.

Situated in lush tropical surrounds of the Darwin Waterfront Precinct overlooking the Darwin Harbour, the Darwin Convention Centre is proud of its spectacular location. “We are a major venue in one of Darwin’s most popular visitor destinations, so it is important that we showcase sustainable leadership and help protect this beautiful environment,” commented Ms. Hamilton.

“Darwin Convention Centre has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability and is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference,” said Stewart Moore, CEO of EarthCheck.

“By working with EarthCheck, the Darwin Convention Centre has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet,” Mr Moore said.

With an ongoing commitment to achieve the highest environmental credentials, the Darwin Convention Centre will now aim to proceed from the EarthCheck Benchmarked Bronze status to EarthCheck Certified Status.

For more information about EarthCheck, please visit http://www.earthcheck.org. To find out more about the Darwin Convention Centre’s sustainability initiatives, please visit http://www.darwinconvention.com.au/sustainability-initiatives.html

For further information, images or comment, please contact:
Jo Taylor Marketing Manager
T + 61 (0) 8 8923 9000
E jtaylor@darwinconvention.com.au

Stokes Hill Road, Darwin NT 0800 Australia http://www.darwinconvention.com.au

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