Certification

Our journey starts here

Destination Authority

The Municipality appoints a coordinator and a work team, called “Green Team”, formally constituted and mandated, with the responsibility of implementing the Destination Sustainability Policy, managing the EarthCheck Benchmarking Program and executing an Action Plan.

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STEP 1

Policy

The Municipality defines a Sustainability Policy that covers the four fundamental pillars - Environmental, Cultural, Social and Economic -, while specifically addressing tourist activity and issues related to its development.

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STEP 2

Benchmarking

This program step involves a benchmarking assessment of the destination and its performance in relation to the 12 key areas of the EarthCheck standard, which encompasses the four pillars of sustainability - Environmental, Cultural, Social and Economic.

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STEP 3

Compliance

The Municipality registers and complies with legal requirements and demonstrates compliance with conditions and regulations by providing a list of relevant legislation for Destination.

STEP 4

Planning

The Municipality prepares, implements, maintains and monitors a multi-annual Action Plan, with community participation, based on the Key Performance Areas of Benchmarking. Actual and / or potential risks are documented through risk assessment as an integral part of planning.

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STEP 5

Consultation, Communication & Reporting

Involve the community in the development of policies and plans and regularly communicate the results, achievements and challenges of the certification process.

STEP 6

Policy

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Documentation 

STEP 2

Benchmarking

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Documentation 

STEP 3

Compliance

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Documentation 

STEP 4

Planning

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Documentation 

STEP 5

Consultation, Communication & Reporting

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Documentation 

STEP 6