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Green Globe Certification appoints accredited auditor for Sri Lanka and Maldives Islands

Jul 06, 2010

Green Globe Certification continues to build and develop its global presence with the appointment of STING Consultant’s CEO Ruchi Gunewardene, as its accredited auditor for Sri Lanka and Maldives Islands.

Guido Bauer, CEO of Green Globe Certification, said, "Our certification is an independent recognition of businesses’ and communities’ sustainable achievements. The methodology we use benchmarks environmental activities and documents corporate social responsibility activities against Green Globe’s international standard."

The appointment of STING Consultant’s CEO Ruchi Gunewardene provides professional and cost-effective auditing services to Green Globe clients in these countries, as well as delivery of related sustainability services," Mr. Bauer added.

STING Consultants CEO Ruchi Gunewardene said, "This is a timely initiative, which enables us to offer sustainability certification as Sri Lanka is about to capitalize on the expected tourism boom. Green Globe Certification is well recognized especially amongst environmentally-conscious European tourists."

"Whilst many of the hotels are planning on upgrading their properties, they also need to adopt sustainable work practices, which have significant cost benefits. Green Globes’ paperless online certification system is able to provide the capability for hotels to comply with both local and international standards, which can be a powerful marketing tool," said Mr. Gunewardene.


Green Globe is the premier international brand for sustainable travel, tourism, and related green businesses, which traces its roots back to the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992.

Green Globe Certification is represented in over 83 countries and operates under license from Green Globe International Inc., which is an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

Green Globe Certification
703 Pier Avenue, Suite B286
Hermosa Beach, California 90254, USA
Phone: +1-310-337-3000
Toll free: 1-800-915-7920
Fax: +1-310-626-9982


STING Consultants is Sri Lanka’s leading strategic marketing and brand consultancy firm.

They contribute to the creation of a vibrant business environment in Sri Lanka by increasing the competitiveness of companies through strategic marketing and branding insights, which lead to value creation.

For details contact: Ruchi Gunewardene at + 94 777 323223.

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