Optimize your
sustainability initiatives.

The "BASICS" criteria from WTTC
integrated into the Biosphere methodology.

Biosphere incorporates the "BASICS" from WTTC.

Now the Biosphere certification integrates the basic hotel sustainability indicators from WTTC under a common methodology and universal language, in accordance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets of the United Nations.

Work under an international standard.

Enhance your hotel's sustainability performance by working within a more comprehensive international framework for the sector. Transition your practices from basic criteria to global standards aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

As a homogenizing system, Biosphere enables you to manage and freely pursue your sustainability initiatives, while also covering the 12 measures endorsed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Improve your hotel's sustainability outcomes with Biosphere!

Hotel Sustainability Basics

Hotel Sustainability Basics is a set of globally recognized and coordinated sustainability indicators, developed by the sector for the sector, representing the 12 fundamental actions for hotel sustainability.

These criteria have been developed under the auspices of the WTTC and through a working group consisting of 11 hotel companies, with the support of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. These criteria have been reviewed, analyzed, and refined through multiple rounds of industry consultations, ensuring they truly represent the common denominator and the most overarching sustainability measures across the sector.

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Hotel Sustainability Basic's Areas

The "Basics," integrated into the Biosphere system, consist of 12 criteria grouped into three areas: efficiency, planet, and people.


Measure and reduce energy and water consumption, as well as decrease waste and carbon emissions.


Fundamental actions to protect the environment.


Fundamental actions towards a positive contribution to the communities in which they operate.