The Biosphere system was created in 1997 by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) from a group of academics, professionals and experts in sustainability, with an MOU with UNESCO, to transmit the United Nations guidelines in an easy and adapted to teach societies what to do, how to do it and how to measure it, in order to achieve lifestyles and models in line with global sustainability principles and goals.
We have developed the culture of sustainability, Biosphere Sustainable, so that each and every one of us can make real change, whatever role we play in achieving a more sustainable lifestyle.
With an overall vision, we manage to generate synergies and commitments to sustainability, in which we have the participation of all people. Whether you act as a destination manager, as an entrepreneur, worker, client, tourist or citizen, you can also commit to sustainability and be part of the Biosphere Circle. What are you waiting for to make the change a reality in your day to day life? Whatever role you play, you too can contribute.
Through the Biosphere system and methodology of management, recognition and certification, entities from all over the world manage to have the necessary tools and advice for continuous improvement towards "Horizon 2030". A system based on:
The Biosphere standard is therefore the adaptation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), through the analysis and indicators of the UNWTO, the Global Compact, the EU indicators and the criteria of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) .
This sustainability management and certification system has been recognized as the best sustainability certification tool in the world in 2021 by the report "Recommendations on tools and certifications for in-depth research", prepared by the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, in collaboration with Tourism Durable Quebec.
The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) is an independent body created in 1995 with the aim of promoting actions and programs for sustainable development in destinations and companies. The RTI was born supported by UNESCO through a Memorandum of Understanding that has enabled the development of cooperation activities, projects and events between both organizations. It is also a proud founding member of the Global Council for Sustainable Tourism. ( GSTC ), and its work has been awarded numerous times since its creation, such as the European Environment Awards (2000), a special mention in the Green Wood Awards for Environmental Responsibility (2005) and the International Environment Award (2006 ), issued by TUI AG , among others.