Certifications & Memberships

  1. CERTIFICATIONS
    1. CST
  2. MEMBERSHIPS
    1. CC
    2. ACC
    3. CF

II. MEMBERSHIPS

CC: Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct comes as an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (OMT) and ECPAT International, developed in both countries of origin and destination countries for tourism to be seeking the participation and commitment of the tourism industry to discourage and punish commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents associated with travel and tourism.

The Code of Conduct in Costa Rica began a new phase in June 2010, in which the implementation of this initiative was taken by the ICT in the framework of an agreement with CANATUR and technical support from PANIAMOR as coordinator of the implementation unit.

Since October 2010, Costa Rica Reps joined the Code of Conduct, which means that we are against Commercial Sexual Exploitation against Children and Adolescents associated in Travel and Tourism.

ACC: Climate Change Alliance

Climate Change Alliance (ACC) is a social enterprise, which has its own foundation, which plays a role as the communicating, coordinating and linking body (AyA, BCR, Control Union Certifications, ICE, GS1, UNA, Ashoka, Fundación Corcovado and Grupo Viajeros).

The ACC Program wants to provide support in three areas that they consider keys to society:

• Support a greening of the economy, thanks to the power of the 1%.
• Generate resources to invest in climate change adaptation, through strategic CO2 emission compensation by identified businesses and people.
• Contribute to the education and awareness of society.

The ACC Program offers five mechanisms of participation:

• Carbon footprint measurement of a business or product and strategic compensation.
• The Ecological Seal for the Vehicles (registered trademark).
• The Green Vacations Program (Green Card and ecological tours).
• Give Life with a Postcard (International Library).
• Free on-line carbon footprint measurement of a house, office or event and service compensation.
Costa Rica Reps has united with Climate Change Alliance to compensate its carbon footprint ever since November 2011.

CF: Corcovado Foundation

Corcovado Foundation is a nonprofit organization, created by concerned neighbors of Corcovado National Park to lead the fight to stop illegal hunting and logging. We are a hands-on, down to earth local leader in conservation that for the last 10 years have worked closely with the National Park Service to protect the wild heritage and the future of protected areas. We advance the cause of environmental education and champion the rights of the local communities, while encouraging responsible tourism as a tool to help protect this incredible gift that we have been left, the Osa Peninsula.

Located in southwestern Costa Rica and referred to by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on Earth”, this tiny patch of land houses some of Costa Rica's most endangered plant and animal species and holds nothing less than 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. It is also the last virgin rainforest still standing on Central America’s Pacific coast.

Costa Rica Reps is deeply committed to the conservation of our natural heritage, we practice responsible tourism and support local grassroots organizations. In addition we support the Corcovado Foundation, which is the local leader in conservation.We invite our customers to work with a small contribution of $ 1 per person which will be used for conservation programs. The donation be added to your itinerary account.