WEBSITE PREVIEW – LAUNCHING AUGUST 2021

SIMPLE STEPS . BIG IMPACT

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RESPONSIBLE DESTINATIONS

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RESPONSIBLE COMMITMENTS

With The Punch method and commitments, we help businesses navigate through sustainability.

We combine and measure the positive impact of our community and promote businesses that are committing to a minimum of five responsible actions as part of the following categories:

Management Commitments
Sustainability management
Sustainable building & design
Cultural interaction & heritage

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Management Commitments
Sustainability management
Sustainable designs
Staff engagement


Production Commitments
Sustainable sourcing
Sustainable manufacturing
Responsible shipping


Waste Commitments
No single use plastic
Waste management
Sustainable packaging


Conservation Commitments
Energy conservation
Water conservation
Biodiversity conservation


Community Commitments
Local sourcing
Community support
Consumer awareness

MANAGEMENT COMMITMENTS

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SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

133 businesses are committed to provide a clear sustainability management plan to reduce their global social and environmental impact, preserve natural resources and save money.

Having a sustainability management plan in place improves the sustainability of businesses as they are less dependent on natural resources than their competitors and have ways to deal with rising costs due to climate change leading to long-term success.

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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING & DESIGN

103 businesses are designing clean, functional and long-life buildings & products to minimize the use of resources, global waste and harmful atmospheric emissions due to pollutants.

Sustainable design not only helps cut down on emissions released into the ozone, it also helps to significantly reduce energy, water and costs.

Sustainable design optimizes the needs of people and planet with the desire for innovation, aesthetics and corporate profits; it is a professional contribution that plays a part in positive development.

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CULTURAL INTERACTION & HERITAGE

108 businesses are contributing to the protection of local cultural heritage.

Businesses are implementing practices such as:

Making monetary contributions to the protection of cultural heritage, incorporating authentic elements of traditional local culture in their operations (design, decoration, cuisine, etc).

OPERATIONAL COMMITMENTS

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SUSTAINABLE & LOCAL SOURCING 

When sourcing and purchasing, 153 businesses are giving priority to sustainable, local, Fairtrade, organic or recycled materials and suppliers to reduce their impact on the environment and improve the livelihoods of communities. 

Sustainable purchasing/sourcing not only has benefits for the environment, it is also cost effective and helps companies understand their supply chain better.

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EQUAL & LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

Local residents are given equal opportunities for employment including management positions.

160 Businesses are implementing practices such as:

Training is offered to local residents to enhance their employment opportunities, employees satisfaction is monitored.

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STAFF ENGAGEMENT

Staff are engaged with the development and implementation of the company’s sustainability goals. 

117 businesses are implementing practices such as:

Yearly program for staff sustainability training,  staff engagement in beach / trash clean ups, staff engagement in waste management, staff guidance on sustainable materials that are available.

WASTE COMMITMENTS

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NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC

138 Businesses have a ‘no single use plastic’ policy.

Single use plastic is typically used once, but needs hundreds of years to break down. Single use plastics have a dramatic negative impact on our environment such as ocean pollution, harming wildlife and emitting more greenhouse gases. When plastic is exposed to sunlight, it produces methane and ethylene, which have a detrimental effect on animal and plant habitat as well as human health. 

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WASTE MANAGEMENT 

141 businesses have a clear waste management plan in place with actions to reduce, separate and reuse or recycle waste.

In recent years, businesses have become more responsible when it comes to waste management which have many benefits both to the environment and to the people such as minimizing environmental impact, saving wildlife, reducing pollution, costs and health risks.

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SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

136 businesses are using sustainable packaging to reduce their environmental impact.

Sustainable packaging materials are designed to optimize both energy and material. Packaging are sustainably sourced, manufactured using clean production practices and technologies and are usually recycled or biodegradable. 

CONSERVATION COMMITMENTS

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ENERGY CONSERVATION

93 businesses are using equipment and practices to minimize and conserve energy.

Energy conservation is the practice of using less energy in order to reduce environmental impact and lower costs.

As businesses improve their energy efficiency, they need less electricity and thus rely less on carbon-intensive power plants. This reduce their business’ demand for the plant, which in turn benefits the environment by reducing their carbon dioxide emissions.

Businesses can minimize their energy use by:

Adjusting their day-to-day behaviours, replacing their light bulbs, using smart power strips, installing programmable thermostats, using energy efficient appliance, reducing water heating expenses, installing energy efficient windows, upgrading to HVAC systems, insulating their spaces and/or engaging and informing employees.

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WATER CONSERVATION

96 businesses are using equipment and practices to minimize and conserve water.

With growing population rates and a small percentage of all the water on Earth fit for consumption, conserving water is becoming capital to keep our sources pure and safe for generations to come.

Water conservation minimizes the effects of drought and water shortages, guards against rising costs and political conflicts, helps preserve the environment and helps communities.

Businesses can minimize their water use by:

Monitoring their water consumption, doing water maintenance checks to avoid leaks, installing water-saving measures, engaging and informing employees, installing low flow devices, installing water efficient equipment and monitoring results

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BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

66 businesses are actively supporting, protecting and promoting global biodiversity.

Biodiversity is the life support system for our planet. Our lives depend on our planet’s biodiversity in the form of ecosystems, species and genetic materials which are currently being lost or damaged faster than ever before.

Biodiversity is everywhere and it is everyone’s responsibility. It is more than just the reasoned use of nature and natural resources; it is the core of our planet’s ability to sustain future generations.

Businesses can all contribute to conserving our global and beautiful biodiversity by:

Sourcing supplies from sustainable sources, managing of landholdings to protect biodiversity, inviting employees to work on local biodiversity conservation projects and supporting biodiversity conservation projects

COMMUNITY COMMITMENTS

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

141 businesses are supporting their local community to provide sustainable guidance, minimize hunger & poverty and maximize good health. 

Businesses are essential to the health of their local communities. They create jobs, products and services while giving a community its character and individuality.

There are many ways businesses can get support their community:

Financially support organizations, giveaways, charity work and sponsorship, volunteering, work and partner with local businesses, donate skills

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ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

50 businesses are ensuring that their site and activities are accessible for all.

Businesses are implementing practices such as:

Having a site accessible for all including people with disabilities | Having disabled toilets | Providing clear information is provided for the level of accessibility.

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GUEST AWARENESS

108 businesses are providing clear and transparent communication regarding the company’s sustainability practices to help consumers take better purchasing decisions and minimize their global impact. 

Guests & consumers’ understanding about environmental issues and businesses solutions play a significant impact on behaviour for purchasing green products which have no or low harmful impact on environment.

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