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Smithfield, Queensland, Australia, 2008/01/07 - In recognition of its excellent environmental performance, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has received the prestigious Green Globe Gold Certification.
Only 18 groups in the world have achieved this: Skyrail is the only one in Australia.
Green Globe Gold is awarded to companies who have achieved Green Globe Certification for five consecutive years, demonstrating outstanding, continuous commitment to environmental performance and improvement.
Green Globe is the worldwide Benchmarking, Certification and improvement system assisting the international travel and tourism industry to attain and maintain sustainability.
Stewart Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Green Globe’s management company, congratulated Skyrail on its Gold Certification.
"I am delighted Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has achieved Certified Gold status," Mr Moore said.
"Skyrail is a prime example of being committed to environmental responsibility. They have demonstrated through a variety of initiatives that the business and its employees can reduce their environmental impact, ensuring the surrounding area is protected for future generations," he said.
"The commitment they have shown by continually improving their environmental performance over five years with the Green Globe programme sets a strong example for others to follow."
Skyrail General Manager, Max Shepherd, said the Gold Certification reflected the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
"Skyrail strives to provide its guests with a unique, world-leading rainforest experience, in addition, we embrace an ongoing review and improve philosophy in our environmental and business practices," Mr Shepherd said.
The 18 Green Globe Gold Certified organisations are located in: Egypt, Jamaica, Aruba, Barbados, Iceland, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia (Skyrail Rainforest Cableway). This reflects the international travel and tourism industries global commitment to environmental sustainability.