Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Tourism

What It Looks Like:

Tourism strongly contributes to protecting, restoring and enhancing New Zealand's natural environment and biodiversity.

Business Commitments

The Environmental Commitments suggest practical actions that tourism businesses can do to benefit the environment: restoring nature, reducing carbon use and minimising, and ultimately eliminating, waste.


10. Restoring Nature: Contribute to protecting and enhancing Aotearoa New Zealand's environment, including water, biodiversity, landscapes and clean air.

11. Carbon Reduction: The Tourism Carbon Challenge urges every tourism business to measure its carbon footprint, to take action to significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2030, and contribute to a tourism industry that is net zero carbon ahead of New Zealand’s 2050 goal.

12. Eliminating Waste: Take responsibility for the entire life cycle of products and services we use and ultimately eliminate the waste associated with these.

How To

See the Tools pages for guides, useful links and and tips to help you achieve these Environment Commitments.

Visit this page to see all the Business Commitments, or download the Summary of the TSC.