Committed to environmental and social sustainability
This article was published on July 19, 2019. Click here to see our current biosphere program.
The Sorrento Centre was honoured with the excellent news today that we have completed the first-year requirements with the global Biosphere program – signalling our commitment to environmental and social sustainability. Biosphere is a program of the international Responsible Tourism Institute, and the Sorrento Centre has been welcomed to the Biosphere Adhesion Program as part of the regional designation through the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Designation.
Biosphere commitment is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, and aligned with the UN’s World Tourism Organization. We support the four pillars of the Thompson Okanagan regional pledge: a strong and sustainable economic environment (including good jobs); respect for social sustainability and the diverse and rich heritage of Indigenous peoples; sustainable environmental practices; and collaborative partnerships to build up our region for future generations. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting and important news… More information on the Thompson Okanagan’s Sustainability Certification here.