The tourism sector and the SDGs. Responsible tourism, a global commitment
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In 2015,UNWTO and the United Nations Global CompactInitiative Spain joined forces in a project titled “Responsible tourism, a global commitment” that engaged 13 Spanish tourism entities.
The aim of the project has been for tourism companies and trade associations to promote a tangible and lasting commitment to the ethical principles of responsible and sustainable tourism through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.The project has emphasized how these CSR actions can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations in September 2015.
In September 2016, a publication featuring inspirational material on responsible tourism initiatives was launched under the overall coordination of UNWTO and Global Compact Spain. The publication collects and shares the positive experiences and good practices of the participating companies that have emerged throughout the project.