Ecolab & Green Key move forward on their partnership to support hotels & restaurants, across Europe, reaching their sustainability goals
According to a survey requested by the European Commission, 82% of European citizens are prepared to change at least some of their travel and tourism habits toward being more sustainable. On that account, Green Key and Ecolab decided to continue their partnership to promote sustainability in the industry.
Ecolab helps solve the world’s greatest water, food, health, and climate challenges through its commitment to protect the environment, address social concerns and adhere to responsible policies and practices. Therefore, the company is protecting what’s vital for our survival and enables the best outcomes for people, planet, and business health at the highest return.
Green Key’s partnership with Ecolab will promote the use of sustainable solutions in hotels and restaurants across Europe. This should help tourism establishments to achieve their sustainability goals and achieve Green Key certification.
Through programs and services that provide an unmatched value to companies, such as the reduction of water, and energy consumption, as well as the CO2 footprint, Ecolab will support the effort of the hospitality industry to implement the highest sustainability standards.
Philippe Meunier, Senior Marketing Sustainability Manager Institutional Europe, Ecolab, comments on the cooperation agreement with Green Key:
“I am excited to see the collaboration with Green Key moving forward as we share the same vision on the importance of reducing the total impact of hotels & restaurants. Ecolab can do so much in that respect to help them. “
Green Key International Director, Finn Bolding Thomsen adds:
“We are happy to, once more, sign the partnership with Ecolab. This will help us to increase the awareness of Green Key certificates and sustainable development within the hospitality and tourism industry and gives us a possibility to further work towards a more sustainable future.”
Soraya Hlila, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Institutional Europe at Ecolab commented by saying:
"At Ecolab we are protecting what’s vital, planet health and people's health. Through our partnership with Green Key, we can help hospitality businesses achieve the highest sustainability standards”
To learn more about Ecolab’s sustainability commitments and achievements, click here.
About Green Key
The Green Key certificate 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 promise 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.
The Green Key programme is managed by the international charity, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and its national member organisations. For more information, please have a look at the Green Key website www.greenkey.global