BENEFITS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Environmental:

  • Protection of the environment and of the natural resources.
  • Better waste management.
  • Better management of special waste such as nappies and cigarette butts.
  • Protection and Conservation of protected species such as Caretta - Caretta turtle.
  • CO2 emissions reduction due to the use of public transport and bikes to access the Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beaches.

Economic:

  • Increased number of visitors to the Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beaches.
  • Increased income for the managing entity of the Sustainable Beach. Creation of new jobs.
  • Increase in other types of tourism such as ecotourism.
  • Increased added value for the Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beach.
  • Advertising and promotion of local - traditional products worldwide.
  • Global advertising of the Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beach and the region through our website and our Mobile Application.
  • Surplus value on land adjacent to less popular beaches which, upon certified as Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beaches will bring benefits for both the landowners and municipalities.
  • Linking Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beaches with local businesses – craft industries and cooperatives producing traditional products.
  • Connecting the visitor of a Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beach with the mainland and its cultural identity with direct effect in the number of visitors to local – traditional businesses and other tourist attractions of the region.
  • Direct economic effect in the region by the promotion of the quality - cultural characteristics of each area:
    • Increased turnover for the nearby Tourism Businesses.
    • Unemployment reduction.
    • Increase of state revenues, through the collection of indirect and direct taxes.

Social:

  • Increased satisfaction of bathers – visitors of the Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beaches.
  • Conservation and promotion of local culture.
  • Better service quality.
  • Increase and consolidate the egalitarian sentiment since specific social groups like disabled people, pregnant women and elderly people will have equal access to the Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beach.
  • Better control of the businesses operating within the coastal area and the employees who work in them.
  • Compliance with all the essential rules and law requirements verified by the annual audits which will be carried out as part of the standard.
  • Increased security in the Costa Nostrum® Sustainable Beach resulting from the information provided to the visitors - bathers on potential dangers and by hiring qualified personnel.
  • Increased social cohesion.