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Green Key

Green Key is an international ecolabel for tourism facilities. The Green Key award is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. Green Key stands for the promise to its guests that by opting to stay with the Green Key establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental level. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits. Green Key is eligible for hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centers, restaurants and attractions.



Green Key was benchmarked against the GSTC:

Green Key is compliant with following hearts of the staygreencheck :



The Green Key standard performed the Greenest Choice, according to the staygreencheck methodology. All the accommodations Green Key will show the four hearts of sustainability.



Green Key is a voluntary eco-label awarded to current six categories of establishments notes: hotels & hostels, campsites & holiday parks, small accommodations, conference centers, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Each category has its own definition of scope of the category and its separate set of criteria and explanatory notes. The application and award procedure are the same for all applicant establishments in the different categories. All establishments must be renewed every 12 months in order to maintain the Green Key award status.


  • The certificate is valid for 1 year.
  • On-site audits to the applicant establishments are carried out in year 1 (before first award), year 2 and thereafter every third year.
  • See Green Key standards here
  • Do you want to know more about Green Key click here


Best practices

The Haaga Central Park Hotel in Helsinki Finland is one accommodation eco certified by Green Key. The rooms here are equipped with bins for sorting waste and guests are encouraged to minimize the use of water, electricity and laundry services. Their restaurant offers organic and local food and the recommend environmentally friendly modes of transportation; like bikes, scooters or public transport! Their staff also favours environmentally friendly modes of transport!

Hotel Les Pilotes

Located at 62, rue de la Ferté, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France.

Many of the 25 rooms at the Hotel Les Pilotes have views of Baie de Somme. Each room has a unique décor, a minibar and a tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have a private bathroom with bathroom amenities and a hairdryer. The hotel has received Green Key certification in sustainability. Hotel Les Pilotes is 16 km from Le Crotoy, a town on the opposite side of the bay and Golf d’Abbeville is 25 km away.


Hotel Du Croisé

Located at 191 Rue De La Rianderie, Marcq-en-Baroeul, France.

Hotel Du Croisé offers 11 rooms with a flat-screen TV and direct access to the shaded terrace. The air-conditioned guest rooms feature a dressing room and a telephone. All rooms have a private bathroom. The hotel has received Green Key certification in sustainability. the Hotel Du Croise is 4 minutes from the Hippodrome des Flandres Racecourse. Flandres Golf Club is just 700 metres away.


Hôtel Valpré

Located at 1 Chemin De Chalin, Écully, France.

 The hotel 110 rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with TNT and private bathroom with shower. All the rooms have views of the park. The hotel has received Green Key certification in sustainability. Less than 2 km from the EM Lyon Business School and the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Valpré Hotel is located 3 metro stations from Place Bellecour.


Village Vacances La Riviera Limousine by Popinns

Located at La Garenne, Altillac, France.

La Riviera Limousine by Popinns offers en-suite accommodation with an equipped kitchen and a private terrace with garden furniture. There are also facilities for guests with reduced mobility and stilt houses. The hotel has received Green Key certification in sustainability of their operations. Guests of La Riviera Limousine by Popinns can enjoy hiking and cycling in the surrounding countryside. Archery and climbing are also available. Children can enjoy a playground and separate pool, and there is a kid’s club during summer holidays.


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