The Sustainability Label South Tyrol is based on Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) criteria and was created in order to foster a widespread shared understanding of sustainable tourism in South Tyrol. The label is awarded to destinations and accommodation providers who are committed to sustainable development.

The criteria for destinations can be divided into four different areas:

  • Management
  • Socio-economics
  • Culture
  • Ecology

In the destinations, these mandatory criteria are checked by an audit.

Accommodation establishments can submit certifications they have already obtained in order to get the South Tyrol Sustainability Label.

As sustainability is a longterm commitment, there are three levels of the label.
The more criteria are fulfilled, the higher the level of the label. The third and highest level corresponds to the GSTC certification and is thus internationally recognised.