Biosphere Hotel Certification

Position your hotel to receive higher quality tourism

What is the Biosphere certification for hotels?

Biosphere is the tourism certification designed to help your hotel comply with international sustainability requirements. It positions sustainable hotels so that responsible tourists find them first. The certification also provides knowledge, success stories, consultancy and a certificate that guarantees that your hotel is an example to follow.

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Save energy and water

Thanks to the Biosphere methodology, guides and tools you can reduce consumption, saving costs and improving your profitability in the medium and long-term. We put 20 years of experience and know-how at your service to improve your efficiency.

Increase occupancy

Demonstrate that your business reduces its emissions, recycles and passes our audits that position hotels and improve the perception and loyalty of customers.

Appear on sales channels

The Tour operators and online sales channels position in a prominent way the companies that receive our certification. We send our list of sustainable entities to international tour operators regularly to ensure that our certified hotels have the highest market visibility.

Discover the Biosphere Hotel Community

Hotels from around the world certified with Biosphere join forces in a community
to share experiences and resources.

Biosphere  Hotels Community

H10 Gran Tinerfe

Located in front of the famous beach Bobo in Costa Adeje, it has been completely renovated with a modern and transparent design. Its main restaurant has a large terrace where you can enjoy lunch and dinner outdoors.

Twentytu Hostel

A leading reference in the very professional and experienced hotel sector, such as sustainability, management efficiency and the promotion of different tourist environments.

Hotel Jardín Tecina

Staying at Hotel Jardín Tecina is traveling to the heart of an authentic treasure on the island of La Gomera: our resort is located in a unique environment, on top of a cliff, surrounded by living nature, where you can enjoy well-being, sports, relaxation and leisure.

Appear in Booking Channels

Brands and businesses that promote, recognize and locate the Biosphere certified businesses and destinations

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Biosphere Sustainable certification process aimed at?

The Biosphere Sustainable Platform is aimed at any company that interacts, directly or indirectly, with the tourism industry. In order to offer a comprehensive and personalised service, our system recognises more than 24 different types of companies, adapting the plans according to the specific characteristics of each one of them. This ensures that you can find the most suitable profile for your entity.

What is the audit process?

Si logras alcanzar un nivel óptimo de esfuerzos sostenibles evidenciados, que acrediten que estás trabajando por la sostenibilidad de manera integral, podrás optar a solicitar el proceso de auditoría. Una vez solicitado, en el transcurso de 7 a 15 días un auditor externo comprobará las evidencias subidas, determinará su validez y otorgará la certificación. Esta distinción reconocerá que los esfuerzos sostenibles que realiza la entidad y que han sido evidenciados están verificados por un proceso de certificación, garantizando así públicamente que la entidad se encuentra en un proceso de trabajo constante por la mejora continua y el desarrollo sostenible de su actividad.

How do I renew my certification?

By maintaining the validity of your annual subscription, the renewal will be done automatically on an annual basis. After the first audit, which must be requested, subsequent renewals will enter a process of random audits where, without prior notice or request to be audited, an external auditor will check the validity of the evidence and the validity of the new evidence reported on the platform. In this way, if the random audit is not passed satisfactorily, the non-conformities must be corrected in order to maintain the validity of the certification.

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 become certified?

By joining Biosphere Sustainable and starting to work on your sustainability plan you will earn your Committed badge, which will recognise your commitment to this first step towards sustainability. As you work on your Biosphere plan, assigning activities and evidencing them, you will progress towards being audited and earning your Certified badge. Try working at least a little on each SDG and make big strides on your progress bar.

What does the annual subscription to Biosphere Sustainable include?

El pago anual por la subscripción a la plataforma incluye el acceso total a las funcionalidades y servicios de la plataforma, incluidos el proceso de auditoría y de certificación. La suscripción anual te permitirá acceder en cualquier momento a tutoriales explicativos y a visualizar el catálogo de actividades y acciones para asignarlas a tu plan Biosphere. Además, si logras tus distinciones Committed y Certified, podrás descargar diferentes materiales de comunicación y difusión para que compartas en tiempo real tus esfuerzos y logros sostenibles con tus clientes, colaboradores y demás stakeholders.

What happens if my annual subscription expires?

If your subscription to the Biosphere Sustainable Platform expires, don't worry, you will not lose your information. Your profile will remain on the platform, and as soon as you renew your subscription you will be able to continue working on your Biosphere Plan and continue enjoying the benefits.

Why should I certify my company?

Three consumer trends of 2020 are the preference for local products, alternatives to plastic and advocating for a carbon-free world. With Biosphere Sustainable, you can work on these three consumer trends and much more. By becoming Biosphere certified, you can position yourself as a leading company offering sustainable experiences and activities by communicating your commitment with our Biosphere label.

Is it a face-to-face or online service?

Biosphere has international representation in the online modality, being able to offer its services in up to 8 different languages, including Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, German, Russian and Chinese. Within the platform you will have a help section with video tutorials and telematic support to solve possible doubts and incidents that may arise during its use.

Thanks to the Biosphere Sustainable platform, the most powerful and innovative in the world in terms of sustainability management, all actions can be carried out online, with considerable cost savings: training and capacity building in tourism sustainability, commitment process for companies in Biosphere destinations, sustainable management process and online certification for companies and a long etcetera that never stops growing and improving.