Collectively promote tourism.

Sustainability for our partners

Schweizerischer Nationalpark ©Hans Lozza SNP
How can a holiday region develop into a sustainable destination? By relying on the cooperation of all partners! The Lower Engadine, along with the Val Müstair, was the first region in Switzerland to be awarded the "Sustainable Destination" label by TourCert.

Taking responsibility as a holiday region.

Sustainable Experiences & Offers

Thanks to a common goal of the destination and the partner businesses, we can already promise our guests a sustainable holiday experience. Thanks to various initiatives for sustainable tourism development, our guests can, for example, use public transport for free, book certified accommodation that uses renewable energy and eat in restaurants that prefer to use regional products. Overall, the cooperation and sustainable action of all businesses in a destination is crucial to achieve long-term positive effects on the environment, the local community and the economy, while securing the tourism sector for the future.

Each individual is a drop, together we are a sea.

Ryunosuke Satoro Japanese author

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Nachhaltigkeit gesammt

Understanding sustainability. The three dimensions of sustainability

Why is sustainability on everyones radar? There are a few reasons. We explain what distinguishes the three sustainability dimensions and how we take them into account in destination development.

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Illustration aus dem Handbuch «Nachhaltigkeit in Schweizer Tourismusdestinationen»

CSR and sustainability report of the holiday region

Corporate Social Responsibility is the voluntary contribution of companies to sustainable development, taking into account their stakeholders.

Sustainability in practice

Programmes and certifications

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Swisstainable-Signet Level III – Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm Schweiz Toursimus
Swiss Tourism Industry Programme
Participation in the Swisstainable programme

Swisstainable is a programme in the Swiss tourism sector that is open to all businesses and organisations. It is aimed at companies with comprehensive sustainability certifications as well as those that are just embarking on the path to sustainability.

The programme is divided into three levels based on the commitment to sustainability.

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Swisstainable Destination Logo
Swiss sustainability programme at destination level Engadin & Val Müstair
Swisstainable Destination

The sustainability programme Swisstainable has been extended to the destination level. This means that from April 2023, not only tourism businesses but also entire destinations will be able to participate in the national tourism programme. We are proud to have been awarded the highest level (III-Leading) as a pioneer destination in the field of sustainability.

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Label Nachhaltiges Reiseziel
Sustainable Destination" label / TourCert

The "Sustainable Destination" award is given to establishments that already have a label in the area of sustainability or have gone through the TourCert Qualified process. Currently, 25 partner businesses in various tourism categories have received this label. The partnerships are to be expanded step by step. Would you like to be one of them?

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Sven Berchtold


Advising and supporting our partners on their path to sustainability

Sustainability certification mentoring is crucial as it provides expertise, tailor-made guidance and promotes continuous improvement, strengthening credibility within the industry. Sven Berchtold supports you in successfully achieving your sustainability goals.



Why sustainability is important in tourism and can be seen as an ongoing process.

Dynamic environmental conditions

Environmental conditions, e.g. ecological conditions, climate changes or legal regulations are constantly changing. This requires continuous adaptation of sustainability measures.

Continuous improvement

Sustainable development requires continuous improvement and adaptation. It is important that destinations and partner businesses regularly review their sustainability practices to ensure that they meet the best available standards.

Technological developments

Advances in technology and science can provide new opportunities for sustainable management. To benefit from these advances, holiday destinations and partner businesses need to regularly review and update their approaches.

Growing environmental awareness

Awareness of environmental and sustainability issues is constantly growing, and the expectations of different stakeholders (guests, locals and government) regarding sustainable tourism are increasing. It is therefore important that holiday destinations and partner businesses strive for sustainable destination development in order to meet these expectations.

Interdependence of stakeholders

As a DMO, we are closely connected to partner businesses and work together as part of a network. To achieve holistic and effective sustainable development, we need to work closely together and support each other. This requires continuous cooperation and coordination.

Long-term goals

Sustainable development often has long-term goals that cannot be achieved immediately. It requires a long-term vision and a steady commitment to gradually achieve these goals.

Partnerschaft zwischen der TESSVM und der RhB im Engadin


Einer der wichtigsten Faktoren für einen erfolgreichen nachhaltigen Tourismus sind unsere verschiedene Partner innerhalb unserer Destination. Eine Übersicht über unsere verschiedenen Partner im Bereich der Nachhaltigkeit finden Sie hier.