Governance and Sustainable Business: Calakmul Collective Seal

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Apicultores en la Reserva de la Biosfera Calakmul
Myriam Acosta Pérez

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve has the "Sustainable Business" axis, whose objective is to promote economic benefits through the rational use and exploitation of natural resources. In 2015, Calakmul began promoting a label for sustainable companies and positioning the products and services of the region at national and international scales. The result is the Calakmul Collective Seal, which is a distinction for companies with criteria of governance, local economy and environmental co-responsibility with appropriation and conservation of Calakmul's biocultural heritage. Likewise, a proposal was developed to generate alliances with other institutions and potentiate the initiative. In 2019, five communities are participating, seven certified companies and three in the process. The products with export quality are honey, wood crafts and meliponiculture, personal hygiene products and services of transporters and tour operators.

Dernière modification 02 Oct 2020
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Challenges addressed
Loss of Biodiversity
Ecosystem loss
Poor governance and participation
Scale of implementation
Temperate deciduous forest
Tropical deciduous forest
Pool, lake, pond
Tropical grassland, savanna, shrubland
Ecosystem services
Sustainable financing
Protected and conserved areas governance
Sustainable livelihoods
Indigenous people
Local actors
Standards/ certification
Calakmul, Campeche, México
North America
  1. Creation of a certificate that guarantees consumers that the products and services purchased are developed under sustainability criteria.
  2. Acceptance of the initiative at municipal level with a national and international vision for the positioning of local brands of products and services.
  3. Obtaining extra income from its activities.
  4. Participation of local communities for the positioning of more companies of products and services.
  5. Creation of the Technical Commission of Certification, which is an inclusive social organism that administers, manages and procures the processes of the Collective Seal.
  6. Liaison with the Directorate of Tourism and Environment of the Municipality of Calakmul to encourage and promote the initiative.
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 1 – No poverty
SDG 5 – Gender equality
SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth
SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production
SDG 15 – Life on land
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Myriam Acosta
Sello Colectivo Calakmul