Biosphere Conference and Convention Centers Certification

The future of sustainable tourism

What is the Biosphere certification for Conference and Convention Centers?

Biosphere Sustainable for Conference Centres or Convention Centres is a sustainability certification designed for entities that host events or celebrations of interest in infrastructures, spaces and buildings with a certain heritage, architectural or historical value. This category includes congress centres, congress halls, auditoriums, trade fair centres, convention halls and other similar spaces.

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Increase the profitability of experiences

Receive proposals and recommendations to design and provide sustainable Convention Center that generate positive experiences for both visitors and the host population, minimizing negative environmental and social impacts, reducing costs and increasing economic profitability in the medium and long term.

Improve positioning

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

Reduce carbon footprint

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Biosphere has been a source of growth for us, creating a new sustainable image for our customers and a radical change in the professional and private life of our employees, which they now share with their friends and allows us to generate more sales and an example of sustainability to our competitors.

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