Certificate Green Key

Green Key is a voluntary ecolabel for hotels, hostels, campsites, holiday parks, small accommodations as well as conference centres, attractions and restaurants. The Green Key award is based on compliance with strict criteria in the areas of sustainability management (water, energy, waste, cleaning, etc.) and sustainability education (staff, guests, suppliers, etc.). Compliance with the criteria is confirmed through a rigorous application process, regular on-site audits and third-party verification. The award is valid for one year at a time. Currently, more than 3,000 establishments in 60 countries are Green Key awarded. The programme is managed by the international charity, the Foundation for Environmental Education and its national member organisations. Green Key is endorsed by the World Tourism Organization and recognised by Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

The standard for accommodations is GSTC recognised

Certifying Organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
Partner Organisation/s  UNEP, UNESCO, UNWTO
License Period (years)  1 Year, with on-site audits in year 1,2 and every 3rd year
Certified Tourism (nr) Over 3000




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Organisation Foundation for Environmental Education
Postal Address Scandiagade 13 , 2450 Copenhagen, Denmark
Webpage http://www.greenkey.global/ - open in new window
Released 01/11/2023
Country Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (Hong Kong and Macau), Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Wale, Zambias, Zambia, United Kingdom
Certified categories
  • Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
  • Camping Camping
  • Restaurants & Catering Services Restaurants & Catering Services
  • Attractions Attractions
  • Activities Activities
Operational level Global
Sustainability GSTC recognised
Credibility 3rd party audit
  • Certified tourism map on Tourism 2030
  • Standard published online for free
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