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Dart River Jet Safaris Ltd - Green Globe Benchmark

Press Release from Dart River Jet Safaris
29 December 2008

Dart River Jet Safaris Ltd - Green Globe Benchmarked

Dart River Jet Safaris has taken another step forward in its commitment to sustainable environmental and community practice with its achievement of the Green Globe Benchmarked Bronze status.

The company, which operates in the spectacular Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, has been measuring and improving performance in terms of energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment through an integrated environmental and social policy.

Dart River Jet Safaris Manager Andy Chapman said the company was delighted to have achieved the Benchmarked Bronze status which represented further change and improvement in environmental practices and business efficiency.

“Green Globe is an internationally recognised benchmarking programme and our latest audit and achievement recognises our commitment to operating to the world’s highest environmental standard,” he said.

In particular, Dart River Jet Safaris Ltd achieved Best Practice results in Waste sent to Landfill, Waste Recycling and Community Commitment.

"We recognise that the environment within which we operate is very special and a major draw card for visitors from around the world. Green Globe's performance improvement system supports our business as we work towards sustainability by implementing changes that will make a positive contribution to the future of the planet while also improving our overall business performance.”

“Much of the work we have undertaken in this area has already resulted in cost savings for the business through more efficient practices. While reducing our environmental footprint is really important, there are also positive effects to be gained throughout the business and its community network.”


About Green Globe
Green Globe is the worldwide benchmarking, certification and performance improvement system assisting international organisations to attain sustainability. Green Globe provides a certification system that responds directly to the major environmental problems facing the planet, including climate change, waste reduction and non-renewable resource management.

About Dart River Jet Safaris
Dart River Jet Safaris is now the only company to operate on the Dart River, taking visitors on the region’s longest and most sensational jet boat ride into The Mt Aspiring National Park, within Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage area, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular locations. With Dart River Jet Safaris visitors can explore the remote wilderness in three very different ways – by Wilderness Safari, Jet Boat Safari or Funyak Safari.

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