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our ecolabels

An ecolabel is a quality mark that is awarded to products or services that are less environmentally harmful than qualitatively comparable products or services, based on a number of predetermined criteria. One often speaks about an ‘environmentally friendly’ or ‘green’ product.

 

partner ecolabels

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.

how we guarantee the quality of our ecolabels?

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.

how do we keep the data up to date?

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.

are all labels the same?

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!

 

Audubon International
Austrian Ecolabel
Biosphere Responsible Tourism
EarthCheck
ECO certification Malta
Ecotourism Australia
EMAS
EU Ecolabel
Fair Trade Tourism
Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
Great Green Deal
Green Globe
Green Key
Green Key Global
GreenSign
Green Tourism
Hoteles más Verdes
Luxembourg EcoLabel
Nordic Swan Ecolabel
Sello S
TourCert
Travelife
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