Transforming Tourism: Sustainable Procurement

Taking an inclusive and circular approach to hotel procurement can create value for society and your business whilst reducing sustainability risks associated with the products and services that your business purchases.   

The resources on this page were featured in a series of workshops and webinars that we ran as part of the ‘Transforming Tourism Value Chains’ project to accelerate more resource efficient, low carbon development, led by the United Nations Environment Programme and supported by the International Climate Initiative on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The workshop and webinar series took place within the framework of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme and in collaboration with UNWTO.  Click here for the project website.

Click here to find out more about the Travel Foundation’s involvement in the project.

All other resources featured in the workshop and webinar series for accommodation providers can be found on the following pages:

Climate change resources

Sustainable food resources

Plastics resources

Nudging green behaviours resources

 

 

Youtube Video

Sustainable and Inclusive Procurement: Workshop Introduction

In this workshop the principles of sustainable procurement and life-cycle analysis will be summarised and illustrated through case study examples. The workshop will also share international examples of how to optimise the benefits of sustainable procurement from a business perspective in terms of marketing, networking and product development that will increase customer engagement and support the generation of socio-economic benefits. 

Youtube Video

Sustainable and Inclusive Procurement: Workshop  part 1

In this workshop the principles of sustainable procurement and life-cycle analysis will be summarised and illustrated through case study examples.

Youtube Video

Sustainable and Inclusive Procurement: Workshop  part 2

In this workshop the principles of sustainable procurement and life-cycle analysis will be summarised and illustrated through case study examples.

Case Study

Taste of Fethiye: Integrating local farmers into the
tourism supply chain

This project in Turkey  tackled one of the most challenging aspects of destination sustainability: how to integrate small,
local producers into a large, mainstream tourism supply chain.

Youtube Video

Taste of Fethiye: A film

Discover our Taste of Fethiye project to link local farmers with large hotels in Turkey. A five-year project, it has now been handed over to a local NGO.

Downloadable PDF

Local Market Readiness Analysis
for Selected Sustainable Products
in Mauritius

Report from UNEP and The Travel Foundation. Transforming tourism value chains in developing countries and
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to accelerate more resource efficient, low carbon development.

Downloadable PDF

Local Market Readiness Analysis for Selected Sustainable Products in Saint Lucia

Report from UNEP and The Travel Foundation. Transforming tourism value chains in developing countries and
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to accelerate more resource efficient, low carbon development.

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