Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability


As a Whale Heritage Site, it is of great importance to be recognised for the environmental sustainability in your area. When furthering and developing the site in order to fulfil the criteria, you may want to consider other accreditation schemes that show your environmental achievements.

Blue Flag

Blue Flag is a global eco-label that is respected by millions. Many of our current candidate WHS and applicant sites are Blue Flag accredited to show that their beaches, marinas or boats are of a high and trusted quality. For example, our applicant site, the Azores, is home to several Blue Flag accredited beaches.

The accreditation does not only show your environmental sustainability achievements, but in turn it will attract more social and economic sustainability through bringing more tourists to the area.