By identifying, recording and demonstrating sustainable actions, implementing control processes and monitoring continuous improvement, entities align their day-to-day practices with sustainability principles.
A long-term sustainability management system helps public and private entities to achieve continuous improvement by holistically addressing issues of social, cultural, economic, quality, human rights, environmental, health and safety, innovation, transparency, and crisis management, among other aspects.
Sustainability management systems, such as the Biosphere Sustainable Platform, help companies and DMOs to establish sustainable policies in alignment with the activities of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and objectives to measure year on year progress towards the goals; a tool not only for the identification and management of the actions already implemented in the organisation, but also for the creation of sustainability plans to embed a culture of sustainability that educates and publicly demonstrates the efforts and good practices applied to internal and external stakeholders.
Only by knowing the effort behind companies' labels can we increase social responsibility and drive better outcomes for people and the planet. Consumers have a right to know how the activities of companies and destinations affect the issues they care about.
That is why, in the Biosphere system, entity profiles take into account real and verified information on the actions they actually take, in line with the 2030 Agenda. Thus, this system gives value to the real efforts of the entities, independently endorsed, combining them with United Nations indicators, to measure and verify how they progress and comply with the 169 goals and 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
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