The Rainforest Alliance works with hotels, restaurants and other tourism businesses to help them improve their environmental, social and economic practices. Through training and technical assistance, we teach them how to operate sustainably and verify their progress toward this goal. Those enterprises that meet our requirements are eligible to receive promotional benefits, including the use of the Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark.
Verification services include:
- Training Modules -- Through one-day seminars and multi-day workshops, we provide the knowledge and tools to manage a tourism business sustainably.
- Technical Assistance -- Our qualified assessors help businesses create a sustainable management plan tailored to each specific company's needs.
- Verification Visits -- An assessor makes an on-site visit to evaluate a business's adoption of sustainability practices and help its managers understand what they are doing well and which areas need improvement.
- Marketing Benefits -- Businesses that fulfill certain requirements are eligible to receive promotional benefits, including use of the Rainforest Alliance Verified mark, representation at local and international trade shows and inclusion in promotional Web sites and printed materials.
For more information see Rainforest-Alliance.org