Sustainability

WHAT IS THE BIOSPHERE COMMITMENT?

  • The Biosphere Commitment is a commitment voluntarily acquired by the establishments or entities of the tourism sector to work with a specific methodology, the tourism sustainability of the destination. The Consell Comarcal del Vallès Oriental is the managing body for the implementation of this commitment in the region.

  • The methodology proposed to companies and entities includes training, destination workshops, personalized advice, verification of compliance and, above all, an improvement plan.

  • This Biosphere Commitment is under the umbrella of the Biosphere Certification that the Diputación de Barcelona received in 2017 as a sustainable and responsible tourism destination, by the Instituto de Turismo Responsable (ITR).

  • The ITR is a body linked to UNESCO and a partner of the World Tourism Organization and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

  • This is a pioneer certification, based on the 17 Sustainable Development goals of the United Nations integrated in the 2030 Agenda.


BIOSPHERE COMMITMENT GOALS

  • The commitment to the tourist quality that had been made over the years with the work of SICTED, has made it possible to orient the work in destination towards three major challenges:

  1. Joint work with entrepreneurs and other agents in the tourism sector.

  2. The orientation to the client and the work oriented to the hospitality and the reception of the visitor.

  3. A continuous improvement of the services with the creation of more sustainable and more efficient products.

  • The incorporation of new criteria for sustainability in these areas:

  1. Sustainable management

  2. Conservation and improvement of cultural heritage

  3. Environmental conservation

  4. Economic and social development

  5. Quality and safety

  6. The involvement of the client


HOW TO DISTINGUISH A COMPANY ADHERED TO THE BIOSPHERE COMMITMENT?

The companies and entities adhering to the Biosphere Commitment have a specific badge that accredits them.