Biosphere develops a private voluntary and independent certification system, based on the principles of sustainability and continuous improvement.
Through the fulfillment of a series of requirements, it offers the opportunity to entities in the sector to design products and services with a new model of non-aggressive tourism, satisfying the current needs of customers and users, without compromising future generations.
This certification guarantees an adequate long-term balance between the economic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of a destination, reporting significant benefits for the entity itself, society and the environment.
Specific certifications for each type of entity: sustainability applied to your business.
Choose the certification that best suits your activity.
Increase efficiency by reducing environmental impact and costs and, improving profitability in the medium and long-term.
Consumers increasingly demand new non-aggressive tourist models. Position your entity as a sustainable business and communicate your commitment with the Biosphere seal.
As a member of Biosphere, you will receive tools and support to manage an online certification, with personalized attention and a compilation of a history of reports, recommendations, and evaluations.
Development of tourism strategies and policies that guarantee a sustainable tourism model according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
To promote the Biosphere Commitment; the certification is developed in standards or manuals of good practices based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN's 2030 Agenda. These objectives were created following the guidelines and recommendations of the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20, emanated from the International Summit on Sustainable Tourism, an event sponsored by COP21, UNESCO, UNWTO, and UNEP.
The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) is an international organization that promotes, for more than 20 years, responsible tourism at an international level.
The RTI was born with the support of UNESCO through a Memorandum of Understanding that has allowed throughout the years the collaboration between both organizations, is an affiliate member of the UNWTO and promotes sustainable tourism through the Biosphere brand.
With the aim of helping the actors involved in the tourism sector to develop a new way of traveling and getting to know the planet, the RTI develops tourism activities and projects that are governed by the principles of sustainable development, actively collaborating with various business associations of the sector, governmental and non-governmental organizations, in developed and developing countries.