Certificate Preferred by Nature

Preferred by Nature (formerly NEPCon) is a global non-profit, mission-driven organization that works to support better land management and business practices that benefit people, nature, and the climate in over 100 countries around the world. Our vision is a world where human choices ensure a sustainable future.

 The Preferred by Nature Sustainable Tourism Certification Services are based on improved and innovative standards (recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council – GSTC) and implemented using third-party auditing systems that evaluate and recognize the sustainable performance of Accommodations and Tour Operators around the world.

 Through the services and operations of all Preferred by Nature certified accommodations, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and tour operators, we seek to influence positive 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.

Certifying Organisation Preferred by Nature
Partner Organisation/s  N/A
License Period (years)  3 Years (Subject to annual surveillance audits)
Certified Tourism (nr)   80

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Postal Address Skindergade 23,3 Copenhagen 1159 Denmark
Phone Number +521 951 190 08 17
Webpage http://www.preferredbynature.org - open in new window
Released 18/12/2022
Country Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil
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