Certificate NEPCon

The NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification is an international scheme owned and managed by Nature, Economy and People Connected (NEPCon), a global non-profit, mission-driven organization that works for sustainable land use and climate friendly solutions in over 1 countries around the world. It recognizes the sustainability efforts of accommodations and tour operators who are committed to responsible practices in the travel sector. The certification services are designed around the principles of sustainable development, addressing key environmental, social, cultural and economic topics; and are based on improved and innovative standards (recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council – GSTC) and third-party auditing systems (previously managed by Rainforest Alliance).

Through the services and operations of all NEPCon certified accommodations, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and tour operators, NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification services seek to influence positive and tangible impacts for the environment, the local people and the global travel community and actively contribute to the travel industry efforts in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The standard for accommodations is GSTC recognised

The standard for tour operators is GSTC reconised

Certifying Organisation NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification
Partner Organisation/s  
License Period (years)  
Certified Tourism (nr)   more than 50
Services NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification for Accommodations and Tour Operators



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Organisation Nature, Economy and People Connected -NEPCon-
Postal Address Skindergade 23,3 Copenhagen 1159 Denmark
Phone Number + 502 4204 5606
Webpage https://www.nepcon.org/certification/tourism - open in new window
Released 18/12/2022
Country Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Jamaica, Ecuador, Perú, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
Certified categories
  • Tour operators, Travel agents, Intermediaries Tour operators, Travel agents, Intermediaries
  • Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Operational level Global
Sustainability GSTC recognised
Credibility 3rd party audit
  • Certified tourism map on Tourism 2030
  • Standard published online for free