4 Steps to your LUSH Certification

01

Register your details for Membership

02

Receive and pay Membership invoice

03

Complete LUSH accreditation process to achieve and obtain the Silver Accreditation level.

04

Complete assesment by an external licenced company. You'll receive the LUSH Certification

LUSH Certifications

Move to a higher level. After becoming a LUSH member, show your specialization and efforts towards luxury and sustainability with facts. Everyday LUSH members are coming up with new ways to save resources and improve their hotels for guests, staff and the local community. Join us and upgrade your business.

Do you want to certify your hotel?

Fill up the form below and we will contact you in 24h

 

Select:

arrow&v
arrow&v
Dueños de negocios

Thanks a lot for reaching us

UNDERSTANDING THE LUSH CERTIFICATION PROCESS

When applying through a certification company and then verifying with LUSH Association or GSTC, it is critical to understand the difference between the terms certification and accreditation.

 

ONLINE ACCREDITATION: It is conducted directly by LUSH association experts. Final document will be signed by LUSH association president and auditor.

CERTIFICATION: It is conducted by a “third-party assessment”, run by an external licenced company like EcoHotelProjects. Your business will receive the Official Certificate of LUSH Association on Sustainability, signed by Mr. Hector De Castro, President at LUSH Association, and the external Audit company.

How to become a LUSH licenced company
 

Being an approved certifying company by LUSH association requires to have succesfuly passed a due diligence and training to achieve the LUSH Licenced Partner stamp. This stamp is a mark of quality to external certification or audit companies who wish to be approved by LUSH association, and a guarantee of quality for audited companies.

By means of this licencing process, LUSH association verifies the third-party’s ability to properly certify your business according to LUSH Standards. 

click here to know more

TRANSPARENCY

In order to build the highest level of transparency,
LUSH association does not certify your company.
Certifying is direct assignment to licenced audit companies.

ONLINE 
ACCREDITATION

by LUSH association

Get your ACCREDITATION via online. It is a more basic level to check sustainability KPIs. Getting this Accreditation demands either:

a) taking an online assesment, or

b) interviewing the managing and technical team, visiting facilities, technical documents, and a check list according to 
 

  • GSTC - Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria

  • LUSH - Luxury Sustainable Hotels International Association Standards


It is valid for 2 years and developed by experts from the LUSH association.

PLATINUM CERTIFICATION
by licenced audit companies

Get your PLATINUM CERTIFICATION. It is an advanced Audit with 53 criteria divided in groups and supported by over 300 compliance indicators following a rounded check-list according to:

  • GSTC - Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria

  • Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism Criteria (STC Partnership)

  • Baseline Criteria of the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas

  • Agenda 21

  • ISO 9001 / 14001 / 19011

  • LUSH - Luxury Sustainable Hotels International Association Standards
     

This assesment is conducted by an external licenced company which will check and secure the above criteria.

Your company will finally get the PLATINUM CERTIFICATION on SUSTAINABILITY signed by LUSH, the Luxury Sustainable Hotels International Association and the audit company.