Keywords: sustainability, risk management, compliance, tourism, cost mitigation, ethics, corporate governance, engagement, carbon footprint, sustainable development, Australia
Implementing environmental sustainability in a leading Australian gaming and tourism organisation
The main purpose of the paper is to provide a literary analysis on why and how organisations become sustainable. To aid in this description, a brief real-life example is provided of one of Australia's premium tourism and gaming brand, Tour National (fictional name). The financial sustainability of the company is secure, given its impressive, consistent growth, its position as one of the largest private employers and the award-winning recognition of its hotels, restaurants and facilities. The actions and outcomes of this report therefore focus on the third area of sustainability in business, environmental sustainability. The paper begins with an understanding of corporate governance, ethics; key issues in environmental sustainability like compliance; finally a description of Tour National and its operations is provided along with some key areas of opportunity for them to enhance their environmental footprint.