NaturCert Announces Workshops Across South Africa Over the Next Six Months

First NaturCert workshop in Durban on the 10th of November 2010

Athens, Greece, November 05, 2010 --( NaturCert operates through the international network of NaturCert Representative Offices and subsidiaries. Each network member is a separate and independent legal entity and operates locally in countries around the world. NaturCert's local partners provide NaturCert programs locally and perform marketing and communication activities in local business language.

ETC-Africa, NaturCert's representative for South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe, will host multiple workshops across South Africa with the intention to introduce NaturCert Certification to a broad base of perspective independent consultants that wish to promote and undertake NaturCert Certification assessments.

Duncan Pritchard, Director of ETC-Africa said "We are very excited about expanding the NaturCert footprint in Southern Africa, ensuring that the tourism industry operates responsibly and remains sustainable in the long-term has been the driving force behind ETC-Africa. Being such a large geographical area, covering several countries, it is critical for us to expand the local network and partner with a wide group of motivated and passionate consultants in order to entrench responsible tourism in the region."

For more information regarding the workshops or obtaining NaturCert Accreditation, contact Duncan Pritchard on 083-255960 or email

About ETC - Africa:
ETC – Africa provides a broad range of services from greening business to energy reduction strategies, carbon footprint management, environmental planning, community liaison and corporate social responsibility consulting. ETC-Africa Team has over 40 years of practical on the ground, operational experience with a unique blend of NGO, corporate and community level expertise.

About NaturCert:
NaturCert develops sustainability criteria and programs recognizing green & sustainable travel & tourism organizations. NaturCert operates through the international network of NaturCert Representative Offices and subsidiaries. Further to that, NaturCert introduces international and local initiatives promoting sustainability and environmentally responsible as well as corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. The initiatives are either developed by NaturCert's own team and network, its partners or third parties.

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