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Ottawa 2023 GDS-Index Report
2023 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Ottawa is a safe, friendly, G7 capital which has, just like Canada itself, elements of sustainability woven throughout its fabric. Through its values of inclusivity, trust, collaboration, and innovation, Ottawa Tourism pursues its vision to be one of Canada’s most visited, sustainable, vibrant, and appealing urban destinations, as well as the tourism authority for key economic development and city-building decisions in Ottawa.
With electric boats on its waterways, hundreds of kilometres of bike paths, a Greenbelt which surrounds the core of the city, and an internationally award-winning and LEED-certified conference centre, visitors can connect with nature and visit responsibly in a variety of environmentally friendly ways. Ottawa Tourism remains committed to working towards greater environmental sustainability and is actively seeking ways in which we can encourage greater environmental stewardship in our capital.
Ottawa is home to the internationally award-winning and LEED-certified Shaw Centre, where a focus on environmental responsibility has inspired multiple green initiatives included but not limited to comprehensive waste management, storm water recycling, and “heat-island-reducing” architecture. When visitors arrive by airport, they fly through one of only two Carbon Accreditation Program Level 3+ accredited airports in North America.
Ottawa Tourism is dedicated to encouraging responsible travel and creating a positive benefit in our community through tourism. The focus on made-in-Ottawa products and services allows for innovative local partnerships and re-investment in our community. Our destination’s commitment to cultural sustainability is evident in the diversity of Indigenous-run businesses and partnerships throughout the capital, as well as our commitment to promoting a diversity of businesses and lived experiences.
Summary
Ottawa is a safe, friendly, G7 capital which has, just like Canada itself, elements of sustainability woven throughout its fabric. Through its values of inclusivity, trust, collaboration, and innovation, Ottawa Tourism pursues its vision to be one of Canada’s most visited, sustainable, vibrant, and appealing urban destinations, as well as the tourism authority for key economic development and city-building decisions in Ottawa.
Does Ottawa Tourism have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Ottawa have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Ottawa Tourism report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
With electric boats on its waterways, hundreds of kilometres of bike paths, a Greenbelt which surrounds the core of the city, and an internationally award-winning and LEED-certified conference centre, visitors can connect with nature and visit responsibly in a variety of environmentally friendly ways. Ottawa Tourism remains committed to working towards greater environmental sustainability and is actively seeking ways in which we can encourage greater environmental stewardship in our capital.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
1874 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Ottawa is home to the internationally award-winning and LEED-certified Shaw Centre, where a focus on environmental responsibility has inspired multiple green initiatives included but not limited to comprehensive waste management, storm water recycling, and “heat-island-reducing” architecture. When visitors arrive by airport, they fly through one of only two Carbon Accreditation Program Level 3+ accredited airports in North America.
OF HOTEL ROOMS SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
OF VENUES SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
OF PCOS/DMCS SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
Social
Ottawa Tourism is dedicated to encouraging responsible travel and creating a positive benefit in our community through tourism. The focus on made-in-Ottawa products and services allows for innovative local partnerships and re-investment in our community. Our destination’s commitment to cultural sustainability is evident in the diversity of Indigenous-run businesses and partnerships throughout the capital, as well as our commitment to promoting a diversity of businesses and lived experiences.
78
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
88
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.

Environmental
Performance

Climate, Energy and Emissions​

Circularity and Waste​

Water​

Air Quality​

Transportation​

Biodiversity​

Social
Performance

SDG Alignment ​

Corruption​

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion​

Health, Safety and Wellness​

Accessibility ​

Resident Engagement​

Supplier
Performance

Hotels​

Airport​

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)​

Restaurants​

Venues​

Academia​

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy​

Governance and Reporting​

Policy and Certification​

Capacity Building​

Measurement, Impact and Reporting​

Marketing and Communications​

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion​

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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