TourCert – The Certification Council
TourCert, the non-profit organization for certification in tourism awards the CSR label and keeps register of CSR-certified enterprises.
TourCert brings together experts from the tourism industry, universities, environment and development organisations and politics. With many years of experience they stand for qualified training, consultancy and certification. The CSR certification guidelines define the standard of the CSR system in tourism and regulate the audit and certification system.
The independent and honorary CSR Certification Council decides about the admission of auditors and about the label to be issued.
Tourism enterprises using this label have examined their business practices according to sustainability criteria. They have applied and evaluated quantitative and qualitative environmental and social criteria. According to the TourCert standard, the enterprises have established CSR within their companies on a permanent basis and have appointed a CSR manager. They have written a sustainability report and have created a programme for improvement. Companies awarded with this label have committed to continuously improve their sustainability performance.
CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism
CSR describes the contribution a company makes to sustainable development by going beyond legal provisions and by integrating social and environmental responsibility into its core business.