Within 2015, the United Nations World Travel and leisure Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Worldwide Compact Initiative Spain joined energies in a project titled “ Accountable tourism, a global commitment” that involved 13 Spanish tourism entities.
The aim of the project continues to be for tourism companies and industry associations to promote a tangible plus lasting commitment to the ethical concepts of responsible and sustainable travel and leisure through their Corporate Social Obligation (CSR) activities. The project provides emphasized how these CSR activities can contribute to the achievement from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) given the green light by the United Nations in September 2015.
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In September 2016, a microsite featuring inspirational materials on responsible tourism initiatives premiered under the overall coordination of UNWTO and Global Compact Spain. The website collects and shares the positive encounters and good practices of the taking part companies that have emerged throughout the task.
The official launch from the microsite took place at the event “ The tourism sector and the SDGs. Responsible tourism, a global commitment. ”
The project had been presented for the first time in January 2016 at the FITUR Tourism Fair underneath the title “ Spanish companies generating responsible tourism. ” During the occasion, the participating companies publicly agreed upon the Private Sector Commitment towards the UWNTO Global Code of Integrity for Tourism and took component in a debate about the challenges, methods and tools to achieve an accountable and sustainable tourism sector simply by engaging in the 17 Sustainable Advancement Goals.
With globalization, growing mobility and competitiveness, the particular safeguarding of human rights plus respect for the environment and culture in the way of doing business have suffered in several industrial sectors, including tourism. Amazing addressing the negative impacts associated with business has been through voluntary dedication to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
CSR involves company practices aimed at increasing revenues whilst benefiting the local communities in which businesses operate, contributing to a lasting, lasting and more competitive business model.
To leverage transparent and accountable business practices, the UNWTO Secretariat initiated in 2011 a campaign aimed at the private sector by welcoming tourism enterprises and their industry associations to adhere to the Private Industry Commitment to the UNWTO Global Program code of Ethics for Tourism.