The Sustainable Tourism Education Program, or STEP, is a sustainability management program designed by the tourism industry. STEP is based on a framework that measures all aspects of sustainability for tourism businesses and serves as a practical tool for assessment, benchmarking and education. Participating businesses learn how to manage their triple bottom line more effectively by discovering how to effectively make an investment in sustainability.
STEP begins with an entry-level self-assessment tool, and also offers businesses the opportunity to receive a globally recognized eco-certification. STEP requires independent, third-party verification of business practices.
Conformity with Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP)'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).
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Last updated: 18 March 2014