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 (FEE).
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 on-site audits. Green Key is eligible for hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants, and attractions.
After achieving the prestigious international award, the establishment can use it in its Public Relations and marketing. For guests, a Green Key shows that the establishment is committed to reducing the environment impact of their stay.
The Green Key Programme is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030 addressed by the United Nations. The programme is recognised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UN Environment (UNEP), and the Green Key criteria are recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. In addition, Green Key is working in close cooperation with the University of Surrey from United Kingdom to receive scientific-based support.