At Biosphere Sustainable we are aware of how important it is to know what good practices are applied in the places we visit and in the companies we consume, and where their efforts are directed (environment, accessibility, culture or education, among others). For this reason, as a seal of guarantee in which you can trust in the transparency of the information, we identify with our badges the sustainable actions of entities and places around the world that have been previously checked and verified by an external audit team of outside experts in sustainability.
By looking at the Biosphere seal of each company, you will be able to easily recognize:
Entities committed to making sustainable efforts, which plan to adopt more responsible models by working on their action plan, but which have not yet been checked and verified with our guarantee.
Entities that have implemented and demonstrated their good practices, which is why they have our guarantee seal. With Biosphere Certified you can trust that sustainable efforts have been checked and verified by the audit team.
Through our independent, objective, impartial and transparent verification methodology, an external auditing team of professionals checks and validates the sustainable efforts implemented by each entity, based on the indicators, criteria, objectives and sustainability goals of the United Nations, in the framework of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a continuous process over time, in which destinations and companies develop sustainability by monitoring their continuous improvement.
The entities that you will see on our website have made the decision to develop and implement an action plan that helps them to be more sustainable, with actions to be carried out and United Nations Objectives to which they can contribute with their good practices, improving continuously over time. Each one applies in real life, at its own pace and according to its resources and capabilities, those good practices that it proposes, and demonstrates them in our Biosphere certification system.
As long as they have been correctly verified and audited based on their contribution to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 United Nations SDGs, we enable the information on this website. Thus, we ensure that you can learn about the sustainable efforts of any entity in the world with transparency, helping you make more responsible consumption decisions, with the certainty that the data we share has been previously audited and verified.
As long as they have been correctly verified and audited based on their contribution to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 United Nations SDGs, we enable the information on this website so that people like you can learn about the sustainable efforts of any entity in the world.
Our intention is that each and every one of us can make more responsible consumption decisions, with the certainty that the data we share has been previously audited and is transparent.
We believe that you have the right to know how entities contribute to improving local life in their surroundings, their economy, employment, education, the well-being of ecosystems, and a whole series of sustainability issues that are inherently complex in themselves. That's why we gather verified information of the good practices of the entity and we present them in your profile with an adapted language , with clear and accessible explanations and distinctions that anyone can understand.
From the search engine, you will be able to see roughly how each entity works on its sustainability. To do this, we identify you in the previews of their profiles:
Quickly find the entities that have elements that stand out in your consumer choices. With very representative icons, you can easily identify what you value in a company and what contributes to its sustainability, such as the use of renewable energy, having bicycle parking, limiting single-use plastics... Download the full infographic here to find out the meaning of each of the Biosphere attribute symbols.
We show you in a very visual way, to how many of the 17 SDGs of the United Nations 2030 Agenda the entity contributes especially. As you will see, we show you this data numerically and graphically, completing the circle of the 17 SDGs.
Likewise, within the profile of each company you can find more information about their good practices, presented:
We identify the actions of the 2030 Agenda in which the entity carries out good practices that contribute to its compliance, highlighting those in which its efforts are greater.
We provide you with all this information classified according to where these efforts will have a positive impact: on the environment and climate change, on society and culture, or on governance and the economy.
At Biosphere we care about getting destinations around the world to adopt more responsible models and policies, aligned with the 2030 Agenda, the 17 SDGs and the 169 goals of the United Nations. Our goal is that public administrations and private industry promote projects, initiatives and actions that have a positive impact to achieve more responsible and sustainable communities.
That is why we present you the Biosphere destinations , places that we identify you on the world map and that we highlight why:
Do you prefer to make sure that you choose destinations with guarantees that they already apply good practices in their tourism policies? Look for Certified destinations to ensure that we have checked, audited and verified that they are working to improve year after year in their alignment with sustainability, the 2030 Agenda and the 17 SDGs.
If you are looking for destinations that, in addition to having our certification of their public policies, have a strong business commitment to being more sustainable, visit the Gold destinations and do not lose sight of the commitments of their companies.
If what you want is to prioritize places where public administration and private companies work side by side to make life models and consumption experiences more sustainable, look for Platinum destinations. In these destinations you will find numerous entities that already implement and demonstrate their good practices with our Certified seal.
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