Green Key – Unlocking sustainability in the hospitality industry
Green Key programme
SPA VILNIUS is awarded with Green Key. The Green Key award is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This prestigious eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their tourism establishments adhere to the strict criteria as stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
A Green Key stands for an establishment’s commitment to its guests that by opting to stay with such an establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental and sustainability level. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits.
Green Keay was originated for hotels in Denmark in 1994. In 1998, France joined the Green Key programme and started labelling campsites. In 2003, Green Key became an environmental education programme of FEE.
Since then Green Key has become the fastest growing eco-label for tourism facilities and has been adopted by countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean.
Green Key criteria
The Green Key criteria consists of a number of international criteria that are the baseline criteria in all countries.
The criteria focus on environmental management with technical demands as well as involvement with guests, staff, suppliers and the surrounding community.