ISEAL Alliance associate membership facilitates a transition to full membership and compliance with ISEAL’s internationally recognized Codes of Good Practice. ISEAL members are brought together by their commitment to delivering positive impact, embracing credible practices and improving with like-minded peers.
Jonathan Smith, GEO Chief Executive, shares his thoughts: “We are extremely proud to become an associate member of the ISEAL Alliance alongside such important and respected organizations. GEO Certified™ and the OnCourse™ programme that leads to the ecolabel grew out of a desire six years ago to provide a clearer, more practical and beneficial path to sustainability for golf.
“This milestone is reward to many partners, supporters, and friends who, as part of a growing community dedicated to sustainable golf, have contributed so much knowledge, with such dedication and enthusiasm.
“We hope this platform of credibility, along with a ready made pathway will help springboard golf’s efforts – seeing more clubs in villages, towns and cities around the world continually improving, and more confidently sharing the stories behind their great golf environments.”
About Associate Membership in ISEAL Alliance
Membership in the ISEAL Alliance is open to any sustainability standards system or accreditation body that has a multi-stakeholder approach and is committed to the ISEAL Credibility Principles. Members learn and improve together within ISEAL’s global network, while also committing to improve and scale up their impacts.
Standards systems first become associate members upon meeting entry-level criteria within the ISEAL Codes, and later transition to full members upon passing an independent evaluation and meeting additional criteria.
More at www.isealalliance.org
About GEO Certified™ and GEO
GEO Certified™ is awarded to golf clubs who demonstrate a level of sustainability action and considerations across a comprehensive modern sustainability agenda of nature, water, energy, supply chain, pollution control and community. OnCourse™ is a free web-based programme that helps clubs to record and report their sustainability work, improve where needed, and leads to becoming GEO Certified™.
GEO is an international, stakeholder led, not-for-profit, entirely dedicated to the promotion of sustainability in and through golf. GEO takes a practical, positive, and open approach, working together with golf organizations, environmental experts, golf industry professionals and sponsors to provide programmes that guide and reward comprehensive, credible action in golf management, development and tournaments.
For more information, please visit www.golfenvironment.org
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