Applying for the PUG audit

The PUG Audit process is designed to help you in measuring your environmental, economic, and social-cultural impacts while supporting and enhancing the positive impacts of your operation.

Your reward will be the respected PUG certificate to display, with the ability to highlight your award on websites, brochures, in literature, in your rooms, on social media, or anywhere else you see fit.

An Accommodation Providers handbook to Best Practice in Natural habitats is available to download here (or ask us for a hard copy)

Apply for PUG Audit

It’s a six step process - the Key components

1. Online application (self audit) here
2. Secondary research and google mapping by the audit team
3. Arrange and undertake an onsite audit by our green team
4. The auditors then undertake their evaluation
5. A Draft Audit report is sent to you, with chance for right of appeal before final report is submitted
6. A PUG Certificate and PUG ranking is granted by TOFTigers India Wildlife Association

You are reassessed every 3 years to ensure ongoing certification

Apply for PUG Audit

For full details of the process – view a PDF download here.

How long does it take?

The entire PUG process is normally completed within 90 - 120 days depending on the complexity of the application, the extent of the background information provided, and mutually agreeable dates for the onsite audit.

Once we have done the onsite audit timescales can be as shown:

Activity Time Required (in weeks)

Draft Audit report

4 weeks from the date of on-site audit

Right to appeal

3 weeks from the date of issuance of draft report

Minor Corrective Action Requirements

3 weeks from the date of issuance of draft report

Final Audit report

2 weeks from the last day of Right to appeal duration

PUG Certification

2 weeks from the date of issuance of final audit report

For further details or to discuss joining TOFTigers please contact our audit team here

Contact the PUG audit team on + 11 24329452 or Mobile: +919810529609