Saturday, January 20, 2007
Renewed forces / Iguaçu 14001 Cert
I am happy to have received an important comment from the author of Temas Blog among other things saying that my blending of tourism, environmental issues and Mercosul is interesting. This has come at the right time because I was seriously thinking about discontinuing the Iguassu Falls Area Blog. Mr. Keith Ripley, author, blogger and environmental expert has paid a good service to the Iguassu Falls International Area as he published an English-language synopsis of the Minstry of Environment announcement that the Iguaçu National Park / Brazil is about to become the first National Park in the world to receive ISO 14001 Management Certification Program. I have found hints in the internet that hotels, resorts and lodges inside national parks in the US and beyond have been able to get ISO 14001 certification. This has also been the case in the Iguaçu National Park where the Hotel das Cataratas (member of Tropical Hotels) has received its ISO 14001 back in 2000. Also the same Hotel has more recently received the Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) Standard geared at promoting Human Rights in the Workplace.