Green Key is an international eco-label for tourism facilities. Since 1994, Green Key has been a leading standard of excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The Green Key programme is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
Green Key provides a well-proven framework for an establishment to work with its environmental management on sustainability issues, including awareness raising. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent onsite audits.
Green Key is eligible for hostels, hotels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants and attractions. After achieving the prestigious international award, the establishment can use it in its PR and marketing. For guests, a Green Key shows that the establishment is committed to reducing the environmental impact of their stay.
The Green Key programme is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030 addressed by the United Nations.
Download the Green Key Brochure.
Green Key is available for hotels and hostels, small accommodations, campsites and holiday parks, conference centres and restaurants.
Step 1. Complete the appropriate application form to your category of business and submit to the National Operator- firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2. Receive on-site audits: will conduct a visual inspection and write up a summary report
Step 3. Decision on awards will be made by the Green Key National Jury
As the National Operators for Green Key, KNIB will be conducting the on-site audits of establishments as second party auditors and a National Jury will be used for awarding the Green Key once audits have taken place.
For more information, please contact Lara Walsh, email@example.com.