Futouris expands its Scientific Advisory Committee
Leading international scientists have spontaneously decided to offer Futouris advisory support. As of 2011, Futouris projects will be audited for sustainability by the extended scientific advisory committee through a special accreditation procedure.
As an industry initiative for sustainability, Futouris is dedicated to maintaining high sustainability standards, providing up-to-date information for the sustainability debate and recognising innovation in the industry. The Futourists acting at Futouris know of the difficulties in measuring or certifying sustainability. In order to rise to the challenge of this process and to gain credibility for itself, Futouris has made efforts to bring in well-known international scientists to accompany and support this process. Futouris thus provides interdisciplinary competence and innovation as well as internationality to the efforts towards sustainable development. The extended scientific advisory committee consists of five internationally active scientists, who are all experts in the different specialised fields.
The objective of Futouris is, in collaboration with the scientific advisory committee, to develop project standards for Futouris projects, determine the sustainability indicators and establish an accreditation procedure through the scientific committee. These measures and special monitoring system are to ensure that Futouris projects correspond to the current sustainability requirements in the long-term. These dynamic procedures enable a continuous comparison of the project standards with the newest research findings, thus providing long-term security and qualification of the Futouris sustainability requirements.
The following scientists have agreed to collaborate in an extended scientific committee for Futouris:
Leuphana University in Lüneburg
Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development
Lund University, Sweden
Lucerne University, Switzerland
Nature Friends International
International Centre for Responsible Tourism,