GSTC partners with ASI (Assurance Services International) to provide accreditation services for Certification Bodies that certify hotels/accommodations and tour operators as sustainable. GSTC also provides accreditation services for Certification Bodies that certify destinations as sustainable.

Accredited means that a Certification Body (CB) has been verified through a rigorous external review from an accreditation body — our partner Assurance Services International (ASI) — whereby ASI provides assurance that the CB awards certification to businesses according to processes that comply with international standards and good practices. Businesses certified by an Accredited CB can use the GSTC logo along with the CB’s mark.

The Certification Bodies listed below have been Accredited for compliance with the requirements of the Manual for GSTC Accreditation.

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GSTC-Accredited Certification Bodies for Hotels/Accommodations

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Since its creation in 1828, Bureau Veritas has been supporting its clients on every continent to continually improve their performance via certification of management systems, product certifications and customized audits. The Group has more than 78,000 employees located in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions, in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Get certified by Bureau Veritas

Control Union

control unionControl Union Certifications offers a global one-stop-shop for a wide range of certification programmes. We understand the importance of impartiality and objectivity, and how to professionally manage conflicts of interest. From the beginning, sustainability has been the main focus of our certification services. Control Union Certifications presents a wide range of programmes in agriculture, food, feed, forest products, textiles and bio energy. In 2016, Control Union Certifications became the first Accredited CAB for the GSTC Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators, which provides the highest level in terms of credibility within the GSTC Integrity program. This means that Control Union Certifications can certify hotels and tour operators directly against the GSTC Criteria. Get certified by Control Union

United Certification Systems Limited

UCSL United Certification Systems Limited is an independent international certification body registered in Cyprus and operating in Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and China. UCSL currently provides tourism (GSTC), marine (ASC, MSC) and Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES) certification services and develops its involvement in other spheres such as biofuel, water and metals. The team of certification body involves over 100 professionals with a vast experience in the sustainability sector. UCSL aims to contribute to the environmental well-being of the planet through provision of excellent services to like-minded sustainable businesses. Get certified by UCSL United Certification Systems Limited

Vireo Srl

Vireo Srl is a certification company whose commercial activities consist of providing Italian and foreign companies with environmental certification services. Vireo provides worldwide recognized environmental certification schemes such as FSC, MSC, and GSTC - as a GSTC-Accredited certification body. The professional approach and deep knowledge of standards are the key elements that mark Viero's services. Based in Padova, Italy, Vireo has international experience and works with professional and highly qualified auditors. Get certified by Vireo Srl

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Organismos de certificación Acreditados por el GSTC para Operadores Turísticos

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas es líder mundial en servicios de ensayos, inspección y certificación. Desde su creación en 1828, Bureau Veritas ha estado apoyando a sus clientes en todos los continentes para mejorar continuamente su desempeño a través de la certificación de sistemas de gestión, certificaciones de productos y auditorías personalizadas. El Grupo cuenta con más de 78.000 empleados ubicados en más de 1.500 oficinas y laboratorios en todo el mundo. Bureau Veritas ayuda a sus clientes a mejorar su rendimiento ofreciendo servicios y soluciones innovadoras, con el fin de asegurar que sus activos, productos, infraestructura y procesos cumplan con los estándares y regulaciones en materia de calidad, salud y seguridad, protección ambiental y responsabilidad social. Obtenga la certificación con Bureau Veritas

Control Union

control unionControl Union Certifications ofrece una servicio integral global para una gran variedad de programas de certificación. Entendemos la importancia de la imparcialidad y la objetividad, y cómo gestionar profesionalmente los conflictos de interés. Desde el inicio, la sostenibilidad ha sido el enfoque principal de nuestros servicios de certificación. Control Union Certifications presenta una amplio abanico de programas en agricultura, alimentos, piensos, productos forestales, textiles y bioenergía. En 2016, Control Union Certifications se convirtió en el primer CB (Organismo de Certificación) acreditado por el GSTC para hoteles y operadores turísticos, proporcionando el nivel más alto en términos de credibilidad dentro del programa de integridad GSTC. Esto significa que Control Union Certifications puede certificar hoteles y operadores turísticos directamente según los criterios GSTC. Obtenga la certificación con Control Union

United Certification Systems Limited

UCSL United Certification Systems Limited es un organismo de certificación internacional independiente registrado en Chipre y que opera en Europa del Este y Europa Occidental, Rusia, Oriente Medio, India y China. UCSL actualmente ofrece servicios de certificación de turismo (GSTC), marino (ASC, MSC) y Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES) y también participa en otros ámbitos como biocombustibles, agua y metales. El equipo del organismo de certificación está formado por más de 100 profesionales con una amplia experiencia en el sector de la sostenibilidad. UCSL tiene como objetivo contribuir al bienestar ambiental del planeta mediante la prestación de excelentes servicios a empresas sostenibles afines.

Obtenga la certificación con UCSL United Certification Systems Limited

Vireo Srl

Vireo Srl es una empresa de certificación cuya actividad comercial consiste en prestar servicios de certificación ambiental a empresas italianas y extranjeras. Vireo ofrece esquemas de certificación ambiental reconocidos en todo el mundo, como FSC, MSC y GSTC, como Organismo de Certificación acreditado por el GSTC. El enfoque profesional y profundo conocimiento de las normativas son los elementos clave que marcan los servicios de Vireo. Con sede en Padua, Italia, Vireo tiene experiencia internacional y trabaja con auditores profesionales y altamente calificados. Obtenga la certificación con Vireo Srl

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GSTC-Accredited Certification Bodies for Destinations

EarthCheck

EarthCheck 150x150EarthCheck is a leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, we have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play. The EarthCheck program is built on Agenda 21 principles and is currently used in more than 70 countries across the globe in six languages. EarthCheck patented software and systems have set a benchmark for sustainability reporting for the travel and tourism industry.

Get certified by EarthCheck

Green Destinations

Green Destinations (GD) is a non-profit organisation of experts and destination ambassadors working in 80 countries. GD supports a large community of local, regional and country destination managers and stakeholders, enhancing destination sustainability, market visibility, and tourism quality. The GD Certification Committee supervises certification and benchmark awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) based upon the GSTC- Recognized GD Standard, and other (e.g. national) standards. GD offers destinations and countries with state-of-the-art tools for baseline assessment, monitoring, reporting and strategic development, also in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Get certified by Green Destinations

Vireo Srl

Vireo Srl is a certification company whose commercial activities consist of providing Italian and foreign companies with environmental certification services. Vireo provides worldwide recognized environmental certification schemes such as FSC, MSC, and GSTC – as a GSTC-Accredited certification body. The professional approach and deep knowledge of standards are the key elements that mark Viero’s services. Based in Padova, Italy, Vireo has international experience and works with professional and highly qualified auditors.

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