On October 1, 2018, the Rainforest Alliance and NEPCon formally completed NEPCon’s acquisition of the RA-Cert business unit. RA-Cert previously managed the Rainforest Alliance’s certification, assurance, and auditing services.
NEPCon is a global non-profit organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark that promotes and delivers sustainability certification services. The Rainforest Alliance and NEPCon have been working together on certification and other initiatives since 1998.
We have transitioned our forestry certification business, including all related services, personnel and clients to NEPCon. NEPCon has been a member of the Forest Stewardship Council© since 1996.
We have also transitioned our sustainable tourism certification standards and business, including all related personnel and clients, to NEPCon.
NEPCon is assuming our Sustainable Tourism Standards for Hotel and Lodging Services and Inbound Tour Operators. These standards include all elements of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators.
NEPCon offers eligible clients promotional benefits, including the use of the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal.
Please visit the NEPCon Sustainable Tourism website to:
- Find out about upcoming workshops and seminars in your area;
- Learn more about becoming certified;
- Review the Hotels and Lodging Services Certification Standard;
- Review the Inbound Tour Operators Certification Standard.
Prior local RA-Cert representatives can now be reached at NEPCon, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.