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    [Environment_rank] => 37
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Sarawak 2021 GDS-Index Report
2021 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia located on the island of Borneo, with Kuching - the capital city of Sarawak - as the pilot city to start the GDS-Index. As a world-first for Malaysia to drive continuous improvement, the GDSI Partnership Programme - Sarawak Region (GDSI-Sarawak Partner) was launched comprising 30 committee members from local government ministries and agencies, academia, associations, and industry partners. Sustainability for Business Events and Tourism is in line with Sarawak’s Post COVID-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) to make Sarawak as one of the leading ASEAN destinations by 2030.
Sarawak has one of the most diverse tropical climates on Earth which justifies the Sarawak Government’s emphasis on environmental sustainability to pave way for more investment inflow to Sarawak. Sustainability will create solutions, more green jobs and business opportunities to drive the economy in a sustainable manner. One initiative implemented is the Green Lifestyle, while in development include the greenhouse gas inventory for all economic sectors and cities to identify major contributors of greenhouse emissions in order to formulate green economy initiatives. For Business Events, the Legacy Impact motion is emphasising on environment as one of the significant pillars as well tourism under the Responsible Tourism motion.
Sarawak is synonymous with many success stories in hosting international business events and major events. For the world-renowned Rainforest World Music Festival, green initiatives were deployed to create a sustainable festival. Water refill stations and a Sustainable Procurement and Waste Management Strategy, among others, were integrated into multiple aspects of the festival thereby enriching the experience for festival goers. Other initiatives include capacity development workshops for local homestays across Sarawak to understand sustainable waste management practices.
Sarawak takes pride in its cultural diversity with 27 main ethnic tribes living harmoniously on the island of Borneo. As significant aspects are social sustainability and inclusion, the Sarawak Government is including the social impact from every industry to ensure that all generations can live in a peaceful and prosperous state. Emphasis is on providing opportunities for all regardless of race, culture, and religion. The core objective of the Post COVID-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 is to create a prosperous Sarawak for its people, as well as to protect its environment for sustainable development.
Summary
Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia located on the island of Borneo, with Kuching - the capital city of Sarawak - as the pilot city to start the GDS-Index. As a world-first for Malaysia to drive continuous improvement, the GDSI Partnership Programme - Sarawak Region (GDSI-Sarawak Partner) was launched comprising 30 committee members from local government ministries and agencies, academia, associations, and industry partners. Sustainability for Business Events and Tourism is in line with Sarawak’s Post COVID-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) to make Sarawak as one of the leading ASEAN destinations by 2030.
Does Sarawak Convention Bureau have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Sarawak have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Sarawak Convention Bureau report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Sarawak has one of the most diverse tropical climates on Earth which justifies the Sarawak Government’s emphasis on environmental sustainability to pave way for more investment inflow to Sarawak. Sustainability will create solutions, more green jobs and business opportunities to drive the economy in a sustainable manner. One initiative implemented is the Green Lifestyle, while in development include the greenhouse gas inventory for all economic sectors and cities to identify major contributors of greenhouse emissions in order to formulate green economy initiatives. For Business Events, the Legacy Impact motion is emphasising on environment as one of the significant pillars as well tourism under the Responsible Tourism motion.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
0 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Sarawak is synonymous with many success stories in hosting international business events and major events. For the world-renowned Rainforest World Music Festival, green initiatives were deployed to create a sustainable festival. Water refill stations and a Sustainable Procurement and Waste Management Strategy, among others, were integrated into multiple aspects of the festival thereby enriching the experience for festival goers. Other initiatives include capacity development workshops for local homestays across Sarawak to understand sustainable waste management practices.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Sarawak takes pride in its cultural diversity with 27 main ethnic tribes living harmoniously on the island of Borneo. As significant aspects are social sustainability and inclusion, the Sarawak Government is including the social impact from every industry to ensure that all generations can live in a peaceful and prosperous state. Emphasis is on providing opportunities for all regardless of race, culture, and religion. The core objective of the Post COVID-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 is to create a prosperous Sarawak for its people, as well as to protect its environment for sustainable development.
71
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
77
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
51
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 2021 the GDS-Index used 71 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

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Resources

Air Quality

Water

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Green Areas

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

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Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

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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 European Cities Marketing. Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood is responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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