Green Key is an international eco-label for tourism facilities, with over 3,200 awarded establishments in 65 countries. 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 in England by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, and internationally by the non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Green Key criteria has been developed for six categories; hotels and hostels, small accommodations, campsites and holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants, and visitor attractions. The program provides a well-proven framework for an establishment to work with its environmental management on sustainability issues, including awareness raising.
Green Key is endorsed by the World Tourism Organisation, UN Environment Programme and its criteria are recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The award sets the standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism sector.
For guests, a Green Key shows that the establishment is committed to reducing the environmental impact of their stay or visit.