The 2012 GSTC Board Member Elections commenced yesterday. We thank all our candidates for their commitment and we thank everyone who voted. We will fill five regular Board Seats and one observer seat for a Certification representative. Results will be announced August 1st.
What is “GSTC-Recognized”? Recognition by the GSTC means evaluating a written, published sustainable tourism standard to ensure that it contains all of the elements of the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC Criteria). We call this being aligned with or equivalent to the GSTC Criteria. The standard can contain more criteria and should reflect local conditions [...]
The following have been written to explain the meaning of terms used in the GSTC Process, although account has been taken of generic definitions used elsewhere. For those terms not defined here, the hierarchy of definitions used is: a) ISEAL standards setting code version 5 b) ISO/IEC DIS 17065 c) ISO/IEC 17011 d) ISO/IEC 17000 [...]
GSTC Accredited means that a Certifying Body (CB) is using a GSTC-Recognized standard and awards certification according to processes that comply with international standards and good practices. Businesses certified by an Accredited CB can use the GSTC Certified mark in accordance with GSTC licensing. GSTC Accredited status is the most reliable and cost effective way [...]
GSTC Approved means that a certification program is using a GSTC-Recognized standard and is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC Accreditation Panel. Businesses certified by an approved certification program can also use the GSTC Certified language and logos and can expect favorable positioning in the market place, among other benefits. [...]
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Please join us for the 3rd Annual GSTC Membership Council Meeting - September 25th-28th, 2012 in Washington DC. Meet GSTC Members and Board Members. Contribute and shape the work of our programs. Share and learn from Special Thematic Sessions. Final dates and agenda coming soon!