THE PUNCH METHOD
A unique method based on the power of small responsible actions.
In a world facing serious environmental challenges, The Punch is the one platform recognizing small efforts from the tourism industry. We aim to empower businesses of the tourism industry to become responsible.
At the Punch, we believe more than ever that each small action matters and that’s where we aim to focus. We are on a mission to encourage tourism actors to promote responsible travel, whilst inspiring travellers to move more carefully through the world and explore better. 200+ places and brands in Bali are following our method.
The Punch Method is a simple way to become responsible following five categories:
HOW DOES IT WORK:
All destinations and brands as part as The Punch are committed to a minimum of 5 responsible actions as part of the following categories:
Sustainable management is clearly documented & implemented
Staff are engaged with development & implementation of the sustainability goals
SUSTAINABLE Building AND Designs
Site is certified for its sustainable building and designs
Local AND Organic Purchasing
When purchasing, the company gives priority to local, Fairtrade & organic suppliers
Supporting Equal Local Employment
Local residents are given equal opportunities for employment including management positions
The company carefully manages the purchasing of goods and packaging in order to minimize waste
No Single Use Plastic
A waste management plan is in place with actions to reduce, separate and reuse or recycle waste.
The company does not use single use plastic
Equipment and practices are used to minimize energy use
Equipment and practices are used to minimize energy and water use
The company actively supports, protects and promotes local biodiversity and wildlife
Cultural Interaction AND Heritage
The company demonstrate awareness of local good practices and guidance for tourists. The company contributes to the protection of local cultural heritage
Supporting Local Community
The company supports its local community through various contributions
Promotions & Communications are accurate and transparent regarding the company sustainability practices
Access For All
Site and activities are accessible for all
Community Sustainable Guidance
The company offers sustainability awareness, education and guidance to their local community