Sprawling across two 7,000-foot peaks in the Coast Mountains just north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb is one of the world’s premier ski resorts. The resort's connection with The Natural Step began in March 2000 when members of the ski operation’s senior management team attended one of Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt’s community presentations. The resort subsequently became one of The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s six Early Adopters, committing the company to learn more about the The Natural Step Framework, use it to improve the resort’s sustainability performance, and to work with the other Early Adopters to develop ways to share their collective learning with the wider community.
Whistler Blackcomb uses the TNS Framework to support its ongoing sustainability planning. While the company’s EMS remains the primary document through which it articulates its environmental work, the EMS is informed by the TNS Framework along with the National Ski Areas Association Sustainable Slopes guidelines and Whistler’s 2020 Sustainability Strategy.
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