Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria
張顧獻 賴鵬智合譯 陶維極 審校
Demonstrate effective sustainable management.
A.1. The company has implemented a long-term sustainability management system that is suitable to
its reality and scale, and that considers environmental, sociocultural, quality, health, and safety
A.2. The company is in compliance with all relevant international or local legislation and regulations
(including, among others, health, safety, labor, and environmental aspects).
A.3. All personnel receive periodic training regarding their role in the management of environmental,
sociocultural, health, and safety practices.
A.4. Customer satisfaction is measured and corrective action taken where appropriate.
A.5. Promotional materials are accurate and complete and do not promise more than can be
delivered by the business.
A.6. Design and construction of buildings and infrastructure:
A.6.1. comply with local zoning and protected or heritage area requirements;
A.6.2. respect the natural or cultural heritage surroundings in siting, design, impact
assessment, and land rights and acquisition;
A.6.3 use locally appropriate principles of sustainable construction;
A.6.4 provide access for persons with special needs.
A.7. Information about and interpretation of the natural surroundings, local culture, and cultural heritage
is provided to customers, as well as explaining appropriate behavior while visiting natural areas,
living cultures, and cultural heritage sites.
B. Maximize social and economic benefits to the local community and minimize negative impacts.
B.1. The company actively supports initiatives for social and infrastructure community development
including, among others, education, health, and sanitation.
B.2. Local residents are employed, including in management positions. Training is offered as
B.3. Local and fair-trade services and goods are purchased by the business, where available.
B.4. The company offers the means for local small entrepreneurs to develop and sell sustainable
products that are based on the area's nature, history, and culture (including food and drink,
crafts, performance arts, agricultural products, etc.).
B.5. A code of conduct for activities in indigenous and local communities has been developed, with
the consent of and in collaboration with the community.
B.6. The company has implemented a policy against commercial exploitation, particularly of children
and adolescents, including sexual exploitation.
B.7. The company is equitable in hiring women and local minorities, including in management
positions, while restraining child labor.
B.8. The international or national legal protection of employees is respected, and employees are
paid a living wage.
B.9. The activities of the company do not jeopardize the provision of basic services, such as water,
energy, or sanitation, to neighboring communities.
C. Maximize benefits to cultural heritage and minimize negative impacts.
C.1. The company follows established guidelines or a code of behavior for visits to culturally or
historically sensitive sites, in order to minimize visitor impact and maximize enjoyment. 業者須遵
C.2. Historical and archeological artifacts are not sold, traded, or displayed, except as permitted by
C.3. The business contributes to the protection of local historical, archeological, culturally, and
spiritually important properties and sites, and does not impede access to them by local
C.4 The business uses elements of local art, architecture, or cultural heritage in its operations,
design, decoration, food, or shops; while respecting the intellectual property rights of local
D. Maximize benefits to the environment and minimize negative impacts.
D.1. Conserving resources
D.1.1. Purchasing policy favors environmentally friendly products for building materials, capital
goods, food, and consumables.
D.1.2. The purchase of disposable and consumable goods is measured, and the business
actively seeks ways to reduce their use.
D.1.3. Energy consumption should be measured, sources indicated, and measures to
decrease overall consumption should be adopted, while encouraging the use of
D.1.4. Water consumption should be measured, sources indicated, and measures to decrease
overall consumption should be adopted.
D.2. Reducing pollution
D.2.1. Greenhouse gas emissions from all sources controlled by the business are measured,
and procedures are implemented to reduce and offset them as a way to achieve climate
D.2.2. Wastewater, including gray water, is treated effectively and reused where possible.
D.2.3. A solid waste management plan is implemented, with quantitative goals to minimize
waste that is not reused or recycled.
D.2.4. The use of harmful substances, including pesticides, paints, swimming pool
disinfectants, and cleaning materials, is minimized; substituted, when available, by
innocuous products; and all chemical use is properly managed.
D.2.5. The business implements practices to reduce pollution from noise, light, runoff, erosion,
ozone-depleting compounds, and air and soil contaminants.
D.3. Conserving biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes
D.3.1. Wildlife species are only harvested from the wild, consumed, displayed, sold, or
internationally traded, as part of a regulated activity that ensures that their utilization is
D.3.2. No captive wildlife is held, except for properly regulated activities, and living specimens
of protected wildlife species are only kept by those authorized and suitably equipped to
house and care for them.
D.3.3. The business uses native species for landscaping and restoration, and takes measures
to avoid the introduction of invasive alien species.
D.3.4. The business contributes to the support of biodiversity conservation, including supporting
natural protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value.
D.3.5. Interactions with wildlife must not produce adverse effects on the viability of populations
in the wild; and any disturbance of natural ecosystems is minimized, rehabilitated, and
there is a compensatory contribution to conservation management. 與野生物的互動過程