About Järvsö being GSTC-certificified:
Our destination is certified according to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). We have chosen to do this for several reasons, the most important one is that by measuring ourselves within the different criterias we identify know where and how we need to improve and do our best to do it. We are audited annually by a third-party auditor, EarthCheck, so we maintain transparency and continue to learn and improve. The certification provides us with tools to do this work in a structured way. The criterias in the certification are based on the work by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) which in turn is based on the UN Agenda 2030. We have set the goal high, only a few destinations globally meet the hard criterias of this international certification that deals with all three dimensions of the concept of sustainability; Environmental, economic and social/ethical sustainability. Read more about our and Ljusdal municipality’s joint work with the certification.