The NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification for Accommodations is an international scheme owned and managed by Nature, Economy and People Connected (NEPCon), a global non-profit, mission-driven organization that works for sustainable land use and climate friendly solutions in over 100 countries around the world. It recognizes the sustainability efforts of accommodations who are committed to responsible practices in the travel sector. This NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification scheme is designed around the principles of sustainable development, addressing key environmental, social, cultural and economic topics; is based on an improved and innovative standard for accommodations (recognized by GSTC) and third-party auditing systems (previously managed by Rainforest Alliance). NEPCon seeks to influence positive and tangible impacts for the environment, the local people and the global travel community and actively contribute to the travel industry efforts in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.