TourCert Mission Statement

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Success by Empowerment

We advise and certify tourism companies and destinations on their way to sustainable business operations. We develop practical management concepts and methods encouraging sustainable business designs.

We accompany businesses in their sustainability process from developing a strategy up to its practical implementation. Responsibility with a system. Our sustainability criteria and certification standards are demanding, internationally recognised and require holistic business development that is taken seriously. Change starts with the first step.

We start off with the companies from where they are, motivate them to take manageable steps and encourage them to consistently act responsibly. Beyond the current dogma of material growth, new kinds of value addition emerge. In this sense, we also see ourselves as an innovation agency developing models for the future.

Sustainable out of passion Reliable in our activities

We are a not-for-profit and value-based community of businesses. We demand a lot from ourselves and search for ways to financially viable, environmentally sustainable and socially just business operations. We are in dialogue with our partners and customers to continuously improve our services.

``Our planet is our home, our only home. Where are we supposed to go if we destroy it?``

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Binding Standards

We are convinced that economic activity also needs to serve the common good. That’s why legally binding standards and regulations for all companies are required. With our sector-specific CSR standard for tourism, we enable the implementation of binding environmental and social standards. The companies certified by us are model companies for sustainability. They are pioneers in showing ways to implement the global Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. They give courage for a future-oriented transformation.

Marco Giraldo

Managing Partner

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