The South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) is the state’s peak tourism body with over 800 tourism members. SATIC believes that South Australia should lead the way in creating responsible tourism, actively encouraging environmentally friendly decisions that contribute to making Adelaide and South Australia an appealing destination now and into the future.
SATIC contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions in the tourism industry by managing accreditation programs designed to ensure high quality, professional and sustainable tourism experiences. These include National Tourism, Climate Action, Ecotourism and Respecting Our Culture Certifications.
The Climate Action certification program is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and assuring travellers that certified products are backed by a commitment to sustainable practices that help address climate change. Climate Action certification is designed for all sectors of the tourism industry including hotels, attractions, tours, transport, restaurants, travel agents, tourism commissions and industry bodies.
At SATIC’s Adelaide office, a Going Green and Carbon Neutral Policy have been adopted containing 14 initiatives focused on sustainability and reducing the office’s carbon footprint. These initiatives include capitalising on natural light, introducing office plants, supporting working from home, conference calling, switching off and the use of reusable products.