Top News Greenview Portal gains GSTC-Recognized status By TTG Asia / Posted on 30 July, 2020 16:00 The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has awarded Greenview Portal for the Hospitality Industry the GSTC-Recognized System status, making it the first sustainable tourism management system to achieve the accreditation. This marks GSTC’s formal expansion of its recognition programme to apply to not only standards but also management systems. Last year, the council awarded Hilton LightStay the GSTC-Recognized status for its own portfolio, helping pave the way for expanded use of GSTC. Greenview Portal first sustainable tourism management system to achieve GSTC-Recognized system status GSTC CEO Randy Durband said: “By using GSTC-Recognized systems, hotel and tourism companies will now be able to embed the GSTC Criteria, which includes the full range of environmental and social considerations specifically developed for the tourism sector, throughout their management processes and set them on the path of continuous improvement and towards certification.” The Greenview Portal is an industry-specific system developed by Singapore-based consultancy Greenview that allows hotel companies to track, measure and improve in areas of environmental sustainability and social responsibility at property or multi-site level. The online platform allows hotel owners, operators, and affiliations to track, benchmark, report and improve on various aspects of environmental and social performance. Greenview founder and CEO, Eric Ricaurte, said: “The investor community’s interest in environmental, social and governance performance is growing and we are seeing governments proactively pursue solutions to destination management across the value chain. In addition, consumer demand for clearly identifiable sustainable products is increasing, and as a result so is OTA interest in providing relevant content. “The GSTC provides the consistent framework under which results can be achieved. This recognition will enable our hotel and hotel company clients to ensure their sustainability programmes are fully aligned with the GSTC Criteria and address this stakeholder interest, while delivering tangible value with a practical system.” Users of the Greenview Portal that have made significant progress in their adherence to the GSTC Criteria, will be able to achieve certification following an external audit by a GSTC-Accredited Certification Body.