Biosphere is the international sustainability management, recognition and certification system of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
With indicators developed jointly with UN-SDSN, the methodology is aligned with the only worldwide 4 summits sponsored by UNESCO and UNWTO during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, and that allows connecting DMOs, business fabric and tourists in real time, for the enhancement of the sustainable practices implemented.
The BIOSPHERE© certification is granted by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), an independent organization created in 1995 with the aim of promoting sustainable development actions and programs in destinations and companies. With more than 25 years of experience, the RTI was created with the support of UNESCO through a Memorandum of Understanding that has made possible the development of activities, projects and cooperation events between both organizations.
A pioneer in the sector and recognized as the best sustainability management and certification tool in the world, Biosphere has presence in more than 77 countries, with more than 4.400 member companies and more than 30M tourists visiting Biosphere companies and destinations annually.