In a world where sustainability is no longer a choice but a responsibility, property managers like you play a crucial role in making a meaningful impact. By embracing eco-friendly practices, you not only contribute to a healthier planet but also unlock financial savings, elevate guest experiences, and gain a competitive edge in the market.
Achieving your Sustonica badge is a testament to the steps you have taken towards sustainability. We’ve simplified the process for property managers like you—simply follow our criteria, submit your proof, and proudly become part of our movement. Implementing sustainable practices doesn’t require major investments; it’s about making simple, common-sense changes that can be easily implemented today.
Invest time in your digital guidebooks and revise your procurements.
WHAT YOU CAN EASILY CHANGE:
create a digital guide that includes locally sourced food stores, vegetarian and organic food restaurants in the area, local volunteering, a list of local heritage sites and a list of off-the-beaten-path sites.
contact your shampoo and shower gel provider and request products free of microplastics
replace your cleaning products with green cleaning products.
procure recycled toilet paper products, napkins, and kitchen roll.
display a sustainability chart within the properties with everything you and the owners applied to reduce the environmental and social impact of the property.
Label the properties as short-term rentals and add a 24/7 phone number for neighbours.
Offer tap water filters or a list of nearby water stations
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Sustonica understands that every property manager has unique needs and approaches when it comes to owner relations. Some property managers choose to take on the full process and cost of incorporating the badge, while others prefer to involve owners in the decision-making and investment.
Whether property managers choose to take on the full process and cost or seek owner buy-in, we are committed to delivering customized solutions that align with their unique strategies and goals.
You gift the badge to owners and your team goes through the validation process for each home.
Pass the badge cost to owners and your team goes through the validation process for each home.
You create a campaign for your owners to sign up with Sustonica. They pay and submit proofs.
> As a filter in your site search e.g. “Sustainable Rentals” and amenities tick e.g. “Sustonica Verified”. Let your owners boost their property’s visibility with your new dedicated sustainability filter, allowing owners to rank higher. Based on our experience, owners enthusiastically welcome this feature!
> Adding a section in your listings’ pages called “Sustainability” with the badge and its description. “We care about our planet and have taken measures to make this rental environmentally-friendly.”
> Receive sustainability validation information easily: Excel or API options are available based on your business size. Effortlessly integrate amenities and sustainable practices into your website.
> In the About Us add a section “Our Commitment to Sustainability” mentioning your partnership with external verification “Sustonica”. (Example)
Remember, every step, no matter how small, counts towards building a more sustainable world. Let us be the change we wish to see and leave a positive legacy for generations to come.
Together, we make your homes consume less and influence your guests to do the same on their return.
Sustonica is the 1st and the only verification of sustainability for vacation rentals worldwide. We believe that every vacation rental property has the power to become more eco-friendly, leaving a positive impact on guests and on the planet.
Sustainability is not just a passing trend... it's the future of the vacation rental industry. By partnering with Sustonica, you position yourself at the forefront of this movement, staying ahead of the curve and attracting a massively growing segment of environmentally conscious travellers who actively seek sustainable accommodations.