Every year millions of people take advantage of the wonderful beaches worldwide. This causes environmental and, consequently, marine impacts. For that, Friend of the Sea has established requirements to safeguard beaches.

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The Standard

Friend of the Sea criteria for sustainable beaches require:
  • Environmental awareness;
  • Proper waste disposal;
  • No disposable plastic;
  • Water quality;
  • Respect for the natural ecosystem.


Would you like to receive a quotation for Friend of the Sea audit and royalties to use our logo?
Please fill out the online Preliminary Information Form (PIF):

  • All the information will be kept strictly confidential and implies NO commitment on your company’s part.
  • The Friend of the Sea certification is voluntary and NOT mandatory to gain access to markets.
  • The application process is NOT discriminatory on size, scale, management and minimum number of operators.
  • Friend of the Sea is a NGO and it strives to make participation in the audits affordable for all companies.
  • Please, contact us for more information on Government funding which might be available in your Country for sustainability certifications: info@friendofthesea.org