The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels, and resorts that are committed to improving their fiscal and environmental performance.
Based on the results of a comprehensive environmental audit, hoteliers are awarded a 1-5 Green Key rating and given guidance on how to "unlock" opportunities to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts through reduced utility consumption, employee training, and supply chain management.
Guests, both leisure and business, will benefit from knowing that the hotel they’ve chosen is doing its part to lessen the environmental demands that come from operating such large facilities. A hotel that offers a range of environmentally friendly options will go a long way to reducing its eco-footprint: food & beverage served in reusable dishes, recycling readily available, a disposal plan for leftover food items, in-room options making guests aware of how they can contribute to water and energy conservation, and so much more. By demanding these practices of hotels guests will help to keep the industry green.