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: 

PLAN
UPGRADE
NEUTRALIZE
CONSERVE
HONOR
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:

PLAN

SUSTAINABILITY Management

Sustainable management is clearly documented & implemented

Staff Engagement 

Staff are engaged with development & implementation of the sustainability goals

UPGRADE

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

NEUTRALIZE

Efficient Purchasing
AND Packaging

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.

Waste Management

The company does not use single use plastic

CONSERVE

Energy Conservation

Equipment and practices are used to minimize energy use

Water Conservation

Equipment and practices are used to minimize energy and water use

Biodiversity Conservation

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

HONOR

Supporting Local Community

The company supports its local community through various contributions

Guest Awareness

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

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