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Title: Public Private Partnership to advance low carbon and sustainable tourism:


1
Public Private Partnershipto advance low
carbon and sustainable tourism
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  • UNIDO was set up in 1966 and became a specialized
    agency of the United Nations in 1985.
  • As part of the United Nations common system,
    UNIDO has responsibility for promoting
    Sustainable Industrial Development throughout the
    developing world, in cooperation with its 171
    Member States.
  • The headquarters are in Vienna, and it is
    represented in 35 developing countries.

3
Joint UNIDO-UNEP Programme on Resource Efficient
and Cleaner Production (RECP)
  • Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP)
    is the continuous application of an integrated
    preventive environmental strategy to processes,
    products and services to increase efficiency and
    reduce risks to humans and environment.
  • It specifically works to advance
  • Production efficiency
  • Environmental conservation
  • Human development

The Programme improves resource productivity and
environmental performance of businesses and other
organizations and thereby contributes to
sustainable industrial development and
sustainable consumption and production.
4
Global Network
  • Five common service areas
  • Awareness building and information
  • dissemination
  • Professional training
  • In plant assessments/technical assistance
  • Policy advice
  • Transfer of Environmentally Sound
  • Technologies
  • The UNIDOUNEP RECP Programme builds upon
    the capacities of 42 National Cleaner Production
    Centers (NCPCs) and Programmes (NCPPs)
    established worldwide

5
RECP Tourism Industry
UNIDO has experience in the practical
applications of RECP in the tourism sector and
its supply chain, particularly in the
introduction of techniques and technologies
related to CP, energy efficiency and renewable
energy as well as the incorporation of Cooperate
Social Responsibility (CSR) elements.
6
UNIDO Tourism initiatives
  • UNIDO is the executing agency for GEF project in
    9 African countries to reduce the impact of
    tourism related land-based activities on coastal
    waters
  • Member of the Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable
    Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism Projects in Bulgaria and
    Romania
  • Public-Private Partnership with Kuoni to advance
    low carbon and sustainable tourism
  • According to the latest UNIDO survey
  • About 50 of the UNIDO-UNEP NCPCs and NCPPs have
    undertaken tourism-related projects implementing
    CP and CSR options in the accommodation sector
    and its supply chain ? more than 200 projects
    worldwide
  • Results obtained
  • Reduced production of waste, more efficient
    consumption of water, energy savings, better
    working conditions and advanced market
    competitiveness
  • Reduced pollution emission of CO2 as a result
    of more resource-efficient operational management

7
RECP project for the Sustainable Tourism in
Bulgaria (2007-2010)
  • Objective to enhance the productivity and
    competitiveness of the tourism industry in
    Bulgaria by fostering the dissemination and the
    implementation of Cleaner Production and
    Corporate Social Responsibility concepts
  • Activities
  • Awareness building and
  • information dissemination
  • Professional training
  • In plant assessments/technical
  • assistance
  • Policy advice
  • Transfer of Environmentally
  • Sound Technologies
  • Results
  • 20 national experts trained on CP
  • 20 national experts trained on CSR
  • CP and CSR activities implemented in 20 hotels
    from 3 different areas
  • Promotion of Sustainable Destination Management
    Organizations
  • Economic, Social Environmental benefits

Centre for Social and Environmental
Responsibility (SERC) established
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Hemus Hotel, Sofia
  • 3 star hotel
  • Situated in the very center of Sofia
  • 210 rooms
  • Restaurant with 110 seats
  • Lobby bar with 30 seats
  • 85 employees

9
UNIDO-KUONI Partnership
There could be different roads, but mutual goals
Partnership enhances synergy effects and
enables to achieve goals in a most sustainable
and efficient way through using know-how, skills
and available resources of partners. It works
when every partner contributes something special,
unique and essential to that another one may miss
or is not specialized in.
Overall objective Join hands to advance
Sustainable Tourism in Bulgaria
10
UNIDO-KUONI Partnership
Goals
Interests
11
UNIDO-KUONI Partnership
In a comprehensive approach, we address ethical,
social and ecological aspects of our business
Kuoni
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Kuoni has been adding ethical clauses to the
    contracts with their suppliers since 2007. The
    new provisions commit partner hotels to a number
    of ethical actions, which include abiding by all
    local employment laws, not tolerating sexual
    exploitation of children and any sexual or
    religious discrimination, offering safe and
    hygienic workplaces, providing legal minimum
    wages for the work performed and maintaining
    environmental standards.
  •  
  • ? To exert a positive influence on the way
    Kuoni suppliers (hotel partners) go about their
    work
  • Kuoni is applying the new auditing
    system Travelife www.its4travel.com

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UNIDO-KUONI Partnership
  • Travelife System is a sustainability
    recognition scheme that enables
  • businesses to actively promote their
    environmental and general
  • sustainability efforts
  • Global brand that is dependable and stands for
    success
  • Supported by various tour operators TUI,
    Thomas Cook, Kuoni Group
  • etc.
  • Certification system Bronze, Silver, Gold Award

The Travelife process consists of 4 steps
improved performance of suppliers
The System facilitates performance improvements
while at the same time offering recognition and
reward for good practice in such fields as
environmental management, fair trade and
community/employees relations.
13
UNIDO-KUONI Partnership
  • MINIMIZING NEGATIVE IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT
  • Environmental management plan
  • Use of environmentally-friendly chemicals for
    cleaning
  • Use of local plants for landscaping
  • Energy efficient electronic card system
    light-bulbs
  • Water efficient showerheads toilets
  • Waste minimization
  • Accurate water disposal system
  • Customer information etc.
  • TREATING EMPLOYEES FAIRLY
  • Written employees handbook
  • Training of employees
  • Treating people fairly (legal minimum wages,
  • paid overtime, benefits)
  • Effective complaints procedure
  • BENEFITING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
  • Written community policy
  • Choosing local suppliers
  • Protecting children from sexual exploitation in
    tourism
  • Corporate donations to communities
  • Promoting local cultures nurturing understanding

14
UNIDO-KUONI Partnership
Support received by hotels
  • Cost savings
  • Good relations with an important customer
    Kuoni
  • Advantages to get new contracts in the future
  • Better reputation and image creation
  • (e.g. environmental friendly), greater
    marketing opportunities
  • Better working climate for employees
  • Better market competitiveness and flexibility
    through
  • reduced costs and increased product value
    etc.
  • Technical assistance for CP and CSR assessments
  • The knowledge and know-how on CP, CSR etc.
  • Reliable, competent, affordable and independent
    partner

15
UNIDO-KUONI Partnership
  • Joint activities of UNIDO Kuoni
  • Training for national experts and companies
  • Awareness raising initiatives
  • Assessment of Kuoni partner hotels by SERC to
    comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct

Target area Black Sea Coast Start of the
partnership October 2008
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WIN-WIN Situation
Environmental benefits
Environment
  • Technical Assistance
  • Demand creation
  • Reliable unbiased organization/ partner
  • Enhanced promotion of Sustainable Tourism

Social benefits
Community
Economic benefits
Industry
  • Compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Improved supply-chain performance

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Coming together is a beginning,
staying together is progress,
and working together is success... Henry
Ford
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Petra Schwager Cleaner and Sustainable
Production Programme Environment Management
Branch UNIDO Tel. 43 1 26026 3749 Fax 43 1
21346 3749 e-mail p.schwager_at_unido.org www.unido.
org/cp
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