Sustonica is a sustainability certification for vacation rentals worldwide with a mission to help properties reduce their footprint and leave a positive impact on guests, the community, and the planet. 

Sustainability is not just a passing trend… it’s the future of the vacation rental industry. By following the Sustonica standard, you will:

  • Care for the environment and community
  • Improve profitability through savings
  • Attract most travelers 
  • Improve guest satisfaction
  • Prepare to comply with regulations
  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Strengthen your relationship with owners


€68per year per property


Sustonica Badge 

  • You must comply with at least 20% of the total points to get your badge. ● The badge is valid for one year and you are not obligated to renew. 

Criteria for vacation rentals: 

  • energy conservation 
  • promoting destination and community 
  • waste reduction 
  • water conservation 
  • swimming pool / hot tub environmental impact (if applicable) 

Sustonica implements the following practices to prevent Greenwashing: 

  • Third-party auditing 
  • Transparent criteria 
  • Thorough verification 
  • Continuous improvement 
  • Sustonica has been certified by International Accreditation (Bureau Veritas) 

How to get started: 

  • To start, take the test
  • Get your property verified. Sign up, create properties, upload properties, and do an automated, GPS-localized photographic property tour. 
  • You will receive your badge in a digital format with an ID number recorded on the Ethereum blockchain. 
  • Get extra visibility by appearing in the Travel Sustainable filters of large and niche OTAs. 
  • While Airbnb is not connected yet, many owners have placed their badge on their listing photos as a watermark. 

Connected OTA’s 

  • Booking.com 
  • Earthstays (UK only)


  • Sustonica is the first sustainability badge for vacation rentals.
  • Sustonica-validated properties appear in Booking.com’s “Sustainability Certification” filter, where only 10% of global accommodations are listed today.


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