THE PUNCH FAQS
We answer your frequently asked questions! Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about The Punch Community, our methodology, commitments, members and global movement.
ABOUT THE PUNCH
WHAT IS THE PUNCH COMMUNITY ?
At The Punch, we believe that a global community of responsible businesses have the power to change the course of climate change.
The Punch is a community of responsible businesses that are committed to minimizing their environmental footprint and accelerating positive change. A movement raising global awareness about the power of a responsible community.
Providing a great opportunity for businesses to become part of something bigger, we recognize global responsible economic leaders, share sustainable achievements and connect responsible businesses with worldwide conscious consumers.
WHY WAS THE PUNCH BORN?
In a world facing serious environmental challenges and where 80% of travellers and consumers are looking for sustainable options, The Punch was born to facilitate positive change and provide solutions to the climate challenge.
Rather than looking at international levels, we believe that local communities around the world have the power to answer some of the deepest global challenges in our society; to influence the world from real life experience, efficacy for action and tangible solutions & impact.
The community started in Bali as a leading example of what can be done to successfully build a sustainable future for all. More than 250 businesses have joined The Punch in Bali and we are now expanding our initiative globally.
HOW DOES THE PUNCH WORK?
- Curation: We curate the most relevant, responsible businesses around the world across a variety of industry: hospitality, tourism, fashion & beauty, and more.
- Commitments: We require businesses to commit or share a minimum of five responsible actions as part of our indicators.
- Impact: We measure the positive impact of our community and provide transparency to worldwide travellers, consumers and local communities.
- Awareness: Through our unique curation, exclusive content, interviews and events, The Punch goes behind the scenes to celebrate and create global awareness about the sustainable achievements of its members.
WHAT IS THE PUNCH METHOD ?
The Punch Method is a simple path that helps businesses navigate through sustainability by encouraging economic leaders to work together and achieve global positive change.
We combine, measure and promote businesses’ sustainable commitments to minimizing their environmental footprint and accelerate positive change.
The Punch Members are committed to a minimum of 5 responsible actions as part of The Punch indicators:
- Plan: Management commitments
- Upgrade: Operational commitments
- Neutralize: Waste commitments
- Conserve: Conservation commitments
- Honor: Community Commitments
THE PUNCH COMMITMENTS
WHAT ARE THE PUNCH COMMITMENTS ?
From management, operations, waste to conservation and community, The Punch 15 Commitments are specifically designed to supporting and encouraging economic leaders to work together and achieve positive change:
- Sustainability management
- Sustainable building & design
- Cultural interaction & heritage.
- Sustainable & local sourcing
- Equal & local employment
- Staff engagement
- No single use plastic
- Waste management
- Sustainable packaging
- Energy conservation
- Water conservation
- Biodiversity conservation
- Community support
- Accessibility for all
- Guest & consumer awareness.
HOW DO YOU CHECK BUSINESSES’ COMMITMENTS?
The Punch is a movement built on the principles of trust and transparency to move in the right direction.
By listening to our members and creating a clear channel of communication between businesses and consumers, we support them navigate through their sustainable journey step by step.
We partner with sustainability experts to run quality reports and measurements, providing our members with expert insights into how they can improve their practices and support change on a global scale.
MY COMMITMENTS ARE A WORK IN PROGRESS
Great! We love to celebrate progress and we will be sharing how your commitments are evolving. We don’t expect perfection; our focus is on improvement.
MY BUSINESS IS FULLY SUSTAINABLE
As a fully sustainable business, you are a leader in this field and an inspiration for others.
We are proud to have you on board. The Punch is a space for everyone who is trying to improve their sustainable business practices. We hold up businesses like yours, that lead by example, as the gold standard. We aim to inspire others to follow your footsteps and facilitate global change, 5 commitments at a time.
MY BUSINESS IS NOT FULLY SUSTAINABLE
Our focus as a community is to move forward, creating a safe space for businesses to take action towards a more environmentally and socially responsible future.
As long as you are transparent about your achievements, we are happy to celebrate your commitments, no matter how big or small. Do not underestimate the power of imperfect actions, they add up and build the momentum to inspire and create big change.
BUSINESSES NOT FOLLOWING THEIR COMMITMENTS
Trust and transparency are at the core of what we do.
Members that don’t uphold these principles will be suspended from our channels until they have re-established their commitment to The Punch ethos.
THE PUNCH MEMBERS
HOW IS THE PUNCH CURATING BUSINESSES?
We are carefully curating quality and relevant responsible businesses that are committed to driving positive change and to providing full transparency. Businesses are selected by sustainable criteria, category and region across a variety of industries.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE PUNCH?
As well as being part of the wider Punch family, members will be linked with a relevant sub-community that connects businesses with conscious and engaged consumers in their market, positioning them side by side with reference brands and industry leaders. An opportunity to be part of an impactful community driving positive change, being recognized as a responsible business, and connecting with like-minded people, partners and consumers.
HOW CAN I BE FEATURED IN THE PUNCH?
Businesses can apply to join The Punch online via our business application form or via email.
We welcome relevant, responsible business accross a variety of industries. The Punch Members must be committed to a minimum of five responsible actions as part of our indicators.
THE PUNCH MOVEMENT
WHO IS BEHIND THE PUNCH MOVEMENT?
Our founder Audrey PETRELLUZZI started The Punch not as an sustainability expert but as a concerned world citizen. Committed to be part of the change, she pursued years of research and development and developed a simple methodology to support and guide businesses in their sustainability journey.
Building on her own philosophy “thousands of small, imperfect actions add up and have the power to inspire and create big change”, she grew a community of hundreds of responsible businesses in Bali.
WHERE IS THE PUNCH BASED?
The Punch is based between Singapore and Bali, Indonesia and operates worldwide.
IS THE PUNCH HIRING?
Yes, please check our available positions below.
IS THE PUNCH GOING GLOBAL?
Yes, following our successful pilot community in Bali, we aim to expand our initiative globally and across a variety of industries.