Standards

David Bellamy Conservation Award

David Bellamy Conservation Award

Governing Organization

British Holiday & Home Parks Association Ltd

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Auditing / Certification Body

British Holiday & Home Parks Association Ltd

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Hospitality

Issues Covered

Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

David Bellamy was so impressed that a partnership was formed between the Conservation Foundation (the environmental organisation that David co-founded to help businesses get involved in conservation) and the British Holiday & Home Parks Association to set up an award scheme.  The scheme proper started with a pilot programme in 1996 and the first awards were made in 1997. As is the case today, assessors for the scheme were drawn from local wildlife trusts and other local conservation bodies. The idea behind the awards has also remained the same since those early days: to celebrate what the best parks are doing for the British countryside and to encourage others to follow their lead. “One of the first comments David made about the scheme remains true today: “My dream is to upgrade all caravan parks up to some sort of conservation status so that they can educate the visiting public and help them respect and care for the countryside.”

Sustainability Issues

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