UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, 154 heads of state gathered at the UN Sustainable Development Summit to formally adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the first time, the tourism industry has been included in the plan as a means to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change.

Sustainable Travel International is committed to working with governments, companies, NGOs, and communities to achieve the following goals:

Through the application of our globally recognized sustainability standards and management systems, businesses and destinations across the tourism sector are helping to increase water-use efficiency and reduce the number of communities suffering from water scarcity.

We help companies implement supply chain and operations management systems, which lead to improved energy efficiencies. Through our holistic carbon management program, tourism enterprises can support renewable energy and community projects in the destinations where they have a vested interest.

Tourism has the innate ability to help make destinations more resilient, safe and sustainable. We bring destination stakeholders together to identify their destination’s greatest risks and successes, develop actionable plans for improvement, and set up the systems and training they need to build a better future for themselves through tourism.

Our innovative impact monitoring system was created to help the tourism industry monitor their sustainable development impacts that lead to job creation, the promotion of local culture and products, and more robust waste management programs.

Additionally, our training, policy interventions, mentorship, and regional alliance partnerships are helping address these goals:

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