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Cork 2022 GDS-Index Report
2022 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
The Cork Convention Bureau and Cork as whole seeks to lead the way when it comes to implementing environmental, economic and social sustainability programmes throughout the region. The Cork Convention Bureau has done this through working with its members to provide the most environmentally friendly conference experience possible to visiting delegates. As part of this commitment to sustainability the Cork Convention Bureau joined the world’s leading destination sustainability ranking system, the GDS-Index in 2018 with a vision to collaborate and improve destination sustainability as a region.
As an Island nation which is predominately accessible by air, it is of paramount importance to the Irish tourism industry to continue on the journey to becoming a global sustainable destination. Visit Cork is committed to leveraging its position as Cork’s official tourism body to achieve environmentally sustainable outcomes for business tourism through the Cork Convention Bureau and leisure tourism through the Pure Cork brand.
As Cork’s official tourism body, Visit Cork is committed to leveraging its position to achieve economic sustainable outcomes for business tourism through the Cork Convention Bureau and leisure tourism through the Pure Cork brand.
As Ireland’s largest indigenous industry, the tourism sector has a responsibility to act ethically and drive social innovation. Visit Cork is committed to leveraging its position as Cork’s official tourism body to achieve socially sustainable outcomes for business tourism through the Cork Convention Bureau and leisure tourism through the Pure Cork brand.
Summary
The Cork Convention Bureau and Cork as whole seeks to lead the way when it comes to implementing environmental, economic and social sustainability programmes throughout the region. The Cork Convention Bureau has done this through working with its members to provide the most environmentally friendly conference experience possible to visiting delegates. As part of this commitment to sustainability the Cork Convention Bureau joined the world’s leading destination sustainability ranking system, the GDS-Index in 2018 with a vision to collaborate and improve destination sustainability as a region.
Does Cork Convention Bureau have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Cork have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Cork Convention Bureau report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
As an Island nation which is predominately accessible by air, it is of paramount importance to the Irish tourism industry to continue on the journey to becoming a global sustainable destination. Visit Cork is committed to leveraging its position as Cork’s official tourism body to achieve environmentally sustainable outcomes for business tourism through the Cork Convention Bureau and leisure tourism through the Pure Cork brand.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
10400 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
As Cork’s official tourism body, Visit Cork is committed to leveraging its position to achieve economic sustainable outcomes for business tourism through the Cork Convention Bureau and leisure tourism through the Pure Cork brand.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
As Ireland’s largest indigenous industry, the tourism sector has a responsibility to act ethically and drive social innovation. Visit Cork is committed to leveraging its position as Cork’s official tourism body to achieve socially sustainable outcomes for business tourism through the Cork Convention Bureau and leisure tourism through the Pure Cork brand.
81
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
89
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
74
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

In 2022 the GDS-Index used 70 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

City Environmental
Performance

Climate, Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

Water

Transportation

Green Areas

Water

City Social
Performance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

Supplier
Performance

Hotels

Airport

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)

Restaurants

Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

Policy and Certification

Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

Ownership

The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and City Destinations Alliance (CityDNA). Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood are responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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