The ecolabels we work with are certification bodies with recognizable logos that help consumers make sustainable choices. These labels are provided by organizations that identify products or services that meet sustainable standards. It is not always clear what an eco-label means and there are many different standards with different levels of quality control around the world.
The demand for sustainable products and services has increased immensly in recent years and continues to grow. As a result, claims on green products have also become more popular. Unfortunately, these claims are not always used in the right way. Companies sometimes use green claims and ecolabels to create the perception that their products and services are environmentally friendly.
It is important to know which ecolabels you can trust and which ones you can’t. The most credible labels are awarded by impartial third parties and involve independent audits on site, in which within the standard information about the environmental, social, cultural and economical impact of the products and services is incorporated and verified. At bookdifferent.com we only work with these types of labels so that we can assure our bookers that our hotels are genuinely sustainable. That is why we only work with 22 eco certification bodies of the in total 200 labels available in the travel sector.
Via our partner ecolabels we receive quarterly updates which we import in our database and match this with our complete accommodation offer. We have chosen this time period deliberately to guarantee they are within certification grid of each label. We work with 22 ecolabels at this point and show 7000 certified accommodations by labels like: Travelife, Green Key, Green Globe, EU ecolabel etc. We are always working on expanding this number of certified hotels as long as they are compliant with our 3 criteria; 1. Standard publicly available, 2. Third party audit, 3 Onsite assessment.
We regularly receive questions from our customers if all ecolabels are the same and can be compared easily? This is a very interesting questions, and we therefore have executed a benchmark with our all labels to answer this important question. That is why we have introduced the staygreencheck in which we are able to define how labels complies with and scores on the four pillars of sustainability: Nature & Environment, Fair & Social, Cultural friendly and Local Economy.
Every accommodation that has been certified by one of our valued ecolabel partner has received a staygreencheck at bookdifferent.com and is always on top the search result to make it easy for you to make this best choice for yourself, the future generation and our earth.
We are proud to present you our valued partners below!