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Shetland Amenity Trust Achieves Gold Again

Published: 30 November 2012

Green Tourism Business Scheme Green Tourism Business SchemeZoomFollowing a comprehensive assessment Shetland Amenity Trust and one of its core services,the Shetland Museum and Archives, have again achieved Gold Standards in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).

Due to its various environmental initiatives the Trust retains a gold level award, which it has held for many years. Shetland Museum and Archives joined the GTBS in 2008 and having achieved a silvergrading at the first assessment, improved to a Gold standard in 2010, which it retained this year.

Carried out every two years, the grading assessments looked at ten different categories, including Management, Communication, Energy, Water, Purchasing, Nature and Culture, Waste Minimisation and Travel. To receive a gold rating the Trust and the Museum and Archives had to attain a certain number of points in each category, as well as an overall score above 80%. Achieving and consistently maintaining this level of assessment is a notable accomplishment.

Sita Hughson, Environmental Improvement Project Officer with Shetland Amenity Trust,commented: "The environment is at the heart of the Trust's operations and we are committed to sustainable practices in all our areas of work. We are delighted that our continued hard work and dedication to our environment is recognised in our retained Gold award."