Biosphere Camping Certification

The future of sustainable tourism

What is the Biosphere Camping certification?

Biosphere for Camping is a tourism sustainability certification designed for camping entities to improve their performance and reduce the negative impacts generated by their activity, guaranteeing an adequate balance between the economic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions.

This group includes all the entities that offer spaces in which to camp, as well as those that offer a set of facilities that, as a whole, constitute a camp equipped with complementary services where guests settle, placing a temporary house, or stay in the infrastructures enabled by the entity for this purpose.

The certification guarantees the fulfillment of requirements based on the principles of sustainability and continuous improvement, ensuring that certified camping carry out new non-aggressive tourism models, satisfying the current needs of their customers and users without compromising future generations. The Biosphere Camping report significant benefits for themselves, the society and the environment.

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Increase occupancy

Consumers increasingly demand the new non-aggressive tourist models. Position yourself as a sustainable camping and communicate your commitment with the distinctive Biosphere to increase occupancy.

Improve productivity

Receive proposals and recommendations to improve the work environment, consolidating a favorable climate with which to increase productivity, optimize customer and user service and achieve a positive perception of the target audience, improving their assessment of the image of the entity.

Reduce carbon footprint

As a Biosphere Member, you will receive tools and support to manage and reduce the environmental impact of your Camping, improving its quality and image, reducing costs and contributing to the preservation of the environment.

How to obtain
the Biosphere Certificate

The Biosphere certification process

1

Register on our platform

Fill in the application form by choosing the camping typology, determining its capacity, and filling the contact and billing data fields.

2

Implementation of the requirements

With the personalized help of the Biosphere team, follow the objectives set by the certification system, fulfill the requirements and implement the necessary sustainable policies to ensure the sustainability of your business and obtain the certificate.

3

External audit

The camping must pass an external audit to obtain the Biosphere Certificate, which will verify the compliance and the correct implementation of the requirements established in the certification system.

Prices

Capacity

Annual certification price

1 - 50 500 €
51 - 150 800 €
More than 150 1,200 €

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I always pay the same fee?

Yes. The entity will pay the same fee every year based on its characteristics. In any case, through the management software, you can hire additional services (more precise analytics, training courses, etc.) at a competitive price, which will help you to improve your position in the tourism sustainability market.

How does an entity get certified?

To obtain the certificate; the entity must answer the requirements, through the 100% online certification system, by attaching evidence of compliance, as well as creating the minimum number of continuous improvement actions required.

What requirements must one meet to be certified?

The corresponding Biosphere Standard gathers the requirements an entity must meet to obtain the certification. This standard includes mandatory and voluntary requirements. The entity must comply with the first ones and interpret the second ones as continuous improvement objectives that should be achieved to become more sustainable.

How do I renew my certification?

Once the entity has obtained the certification, it will have to renew it on the same date of the following year. The renewal process consists of providing the results of the Action Plan developed by the entity in the previous year, as well as updating the out-of-date or incomplete evidence and paying the annual fee.

How is the certification developed?

RTI provides the Biosphere community with an online certification system, with which it offers continuous assistance, tools, and the necessary support to guide any Camping in achieving the objectives set.

How is the Biosphere Audit done?

Within a maximum period of 10 days, an independent auditor of the Responsible Tourism Institute will perform an audit based on the evidence provided by the entity. The audit report may indicate issues to be improved or fixed. Once this report is made and validated by the RTI's Technical Committee, the RTI issues the entity's certificate.

How do I know if my entity is ready to be certified?

The goal of the Biosphere certification is to spread sustainability to the highest number of companies, destinations, and tourists around the world. If you think you are not ready to obtain the certification, at Biosphere, you will find all the documentary support and help to know what you must do to be more sustainable.