The first sustainability badge for vacation rentals
We build sustainability recognition for the vacation rental industry

Our mission is to guide property managers and owners on their sustainability journey and allow them to prove their commitment via a certification and badge.

Reduce your
Involve your
Show your performance
200 hotel certifications and none
specifically for vacation rentals?!

I’ve been in the vacation rental industry for many years… I started off by creating one of the first online bookable websites for short-term rentals worldwide (yes, before Airbnb!) and later on a channel manager called Rentals United (and Airbnb became my client!).

Since the pandemic, I have been researching the world of sustainability and realised that none of the existing hospitality certifications were adapted for the specific needs of our industry… How can we unite under one banner and show the world we’re also doing our part? And more importantly: how can we prove that we’re lowering consumption based on data? This is when Sustonica was born and it took me close to a year to bring all the parts of the solution together.

Vanessa de Souza Lage
Founder & CEO
Press, Events & Contributions

No BS Podcast

January 2023

PhocusWire Sustonica Story (January 2023)
“STR sustainability is “a very confusing world as you may find lots and lots of contradicting information,” de Souza Lage says. The industry needs “one certification, not 201 certifications” like the hotel industry, in which the vast array of sustainability certifications only serve to “confuse customers,” she says.”

January 2023

Sustonica launches as 1st sustainability certification for rentals

Panel at the Scale Rentals Show Paris

November 2022

Cop27 Article Contribution (November 2022)
“The hotel industry needs to cut carbon emissions by 66 per cent per room by 2030 to counteract emissions corresponding to growth. These types of figures are not yet available for the vacation rental industry, but we can already come together as an industry and start cutting our carbon emissions wherever possible.”

October 2022

Panel at Vitur Summit Malaga

Panel at the Vacation Rental World Summit

September 2022

Webinar Responsible Travel
The steps that travel and hospitality businesses can make to reduce their environmental footprint

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