Green Globe’s International Standard for Sustainable Tourism was the first standard developed by and for the travel & tourism over 20 years ago. Today Green Globe’s Standard is recognized as the highest level of sustainability certification by leaders in green travel and responsible & eco tourism.

The Green Globe certification is a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners. Businesses can monitor improvements and document achievements leading to certification of their enterprises’ sustainable operation and management.

The Green Globe Standard includes 44 mandatory core criteria supported by over 380 compliance indicators. The applicable indicators vary by type of certification, geographical area as well as local factors. The entire Green Globe Standard is reviewed and updated twice per calendar year.

Green Globe certified members save money while they are saving the planet from pollution and waste. Our members also attract greater business with bookings from more people interested in making the best travel and conferences choices.

Green Globe is active in harmonizing with other established sustainability certification programs around the world. The process of harmonization contributes to maintaining core criteria and at the same time addresses regional issues through the adoption of locally developed standards.

The Green Globe Standard is based on the following international standards and agreements:

•    Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria
•    Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism Criteria (STC Partnership)
•    Baseline Criteria of the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas
•    Agenda 21 and principles for Sustainable Development endorsed by 182 Governments at the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992
•    ISO 9001 / 14001 / 19011 (International Standard Organization)