RTO7 Achieves GreenStep Destination Certification

  • Region 7 (BruceGreySimcoe) has achieved GreenStep’s Silver Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification
  • RTO7 has participated in a rigorous assessment, review, and verification process of their sustainability performance across four categories: environmental, socio-economic, natural and cultural, and management.
  • Using GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard which includes 117 questions, created in alignment with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and has been globally recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
  • As part of the process, RTO7 now has a Sustainable Tourism Action Plan which, along with guidance from a Sustainable Tourism Working Group, will help  to  inform our  direction and improvement of the region’s sustainability over the coming years.
  • RTO7 will be reassessed every three years to maintain our certification and be held accountable to our action plan.
Thanks to the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) for supporting our pursuit of the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification. We have set out on this path based on recent stakeholder survey results, Board of Directors input and the commitment of our staff.

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Want to Pursue a Business Sustainability Certification?

Those tourism businesses interested in undertaking  business  sustainability  certification through a Global Sustainable Tourism  Council (GSTC) recognized organization like GreenStep (through RTO7’s Partnership Program)  should reach out to Alex.