Standards

CST | Certification for Sustainable Tourism

CST | Certification for Sustainable Tourism

Governing Organization

Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT)

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Auditing / Certification Body

Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT)

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Hospitality

Issues Covered

Carbon, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

The Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program - CST - is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). The CST was designed to differentiate businesses of the tourism sector, based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management. CST is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission and consists of a scale of 5 "levels" of sustainable tourism achievement.

Sustainability Issues

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