Recaredo awarded Biosphere sustainability certification
The certification is aimed at contributing to the development and promotion of new, more environmentally friendly tourism models that are also more socially and culturally enriching.
Recaredo has obtained Biosphere certification in recognition of its commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism practices in 2019. The seal, awarded by the Responsible Tourism Institute, certifies sustainable consumption and production patterns, promotes ethical and inclusive growth, and focuses tourism activity on the authenticity of the product offered, ensuring that it meets standards of environmental and sociocultural sustainability. This is the third year in which Recaredo renews the title, issued for the first time in 2017.
Biosphere certification is based on the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals integrated into the 2030 Agenda. It also follows the guidelines and recommendations of the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20, which is supported by COP21, UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization.
The certification: an ongoing commitment
Biosphere is a monitoring programme that is renewed annually and supervised by the Responsible Tourism Institute. The programme ensures a commitment on the part of members to adopt and comply with principles such as promoting the economic and social development of the local community, conserving and improving cultural heritage, protecting the landscape, combating climate change, and using and managing resources in an efficient way.
To be granted Biosphere certification, companies must submit supporting documents and ensure tracking of good practices aimed at achieving energy efficiency, saving water, and minimizing the use of resources, among others.