Intermediate Membership

Becoming an Intermediate Member of Sustainable Travel Ireland gives your business the opportunity to display a meaningful label which communicates that you have begun your journey towards sustainability and potentially to full certification.

To achieve this label you must:

  • Sign up as an Introductory member of Sustainable Travel Ireland.
  • Complete our free online training course ‘Introductory Guide to Creating a Sustainability Policy’.
  • Report on your successfull implementation of our Intermediate criteria which are accessible on our Training and Online Auditing System (TOAST).  These criteria ask your business to:

 

      • Adopt the UNWTO Definition of sustainable tourism.
      • Use a renewable energy supplier.
      • Measure & Reduce energy consumption, water consumption and waste production.
      • Have an ethical purchasing policy.
      • Demonstrate commitment to your local community.
      • Demonstrate commitment to biodiversity and conservation.
      • Commit to continuous improvement.
      • Commit to signing up to a carbon offsetting scheme within 12 months of becoming an Intermediate member.
      • Commit to marketing responsibly.
      • Upload your sustainability policy which reflects all of the above points.
      • Publish this sustainability policy on your website and provided Sustainable Travel Ireland with a link to this.

 

Click here to begin your membership journey today.

 

The benefits of obtaining intermediate membership

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A label to communicate your sustainability journey

By becoming an Intermediate Member, you will receive a Sustainable Travel Ireland ‘Intermediate Member’ logo to communicate to your customers. This can be used on your website and promotional material. Achieving this label shows you have committed to becoming sustainable and are actively engaged in training and are implementing changes throughout your business.

This label will also link to a page which explains to your customers what it means for your business to be an Intermediate member of Sustainable Travel Ireland.

Marketing benefits

Utilise the label in your own marketing and be part of Sustainable Travel Ireland’s campaigns to promote Irish sustainable tourism providers at home and abroad.

Upgraded listing on our members' list

Once an Intermediate member, your business name will be listed on our member list along with a link to your website.

Access to our members' forum

By becoming a member you become part of a growing community of Irish tourism businesses seeking to be more sustainable. We encourage businesses to work together, share ideas, challenges and successes via online forums.

Discounted conference tickets - 25%

As a intermediate member, you can avail of a 25% discount on tickets for our annual conference ‘Inspiring Sustainable Tourism’.

 

To become a basic member you must agree to Sustainable Travel Ireland Terms and Conditions by doing this means you agree to Sustainable Travel Ireland Code of Conduct.