Green Tourist Facilities

With so many claims and different certification schemes for green tourist facilities there is a risk consumers do not know where to turn to for trustworthy information. The EU Ecolabel helps consumers make sustainable choices.

EU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel for Tourist Accommodation and Campsite Services makes the best environmentally friendly tourist facilities and services stand out.

Owners and Managers

The owners and managers has to implement measures leading to energy savings, reduced waste production, as well as promoting renewable resources and limiting the use of hazardous substances.
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Ecolable Hotels in Italy

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Ecolable Hotels in France

How Does a Product Get an Ecolabel

EU Ecolabel

EU Ecolabel criteria are developed for a specific product group and specify the types of products which are applicable.

What is the EU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel is a Europe-wide voluntary label for products and services with better environmental performance than average products. Products and services which meet the Ecolabel criteria, after approval by a national authority, can carry the flower logo – which helps consumers to easily identify these ‘greener’ products.
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Ecolable Hotels in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Portugal

More Ambitious Ecolabel in the Future

The EC Initiates

In 2014, the EC initiated a review of the two existing EU Ecolabel categories relating to tourism: tourist accommodation services (TAS) and camp site services (CSS). These criteria have been merged to form one set of criteria for tourist accommodation.


The Ecolabel will set criteria with regard to: – sustainable management of the facilities to ensure the energy efficiency of buildings through low-energy air conditioners or heating systems, properly inform and educate housekeepers with regard to sustainable practices such as a bedclothes and towel re-use scheme, waste management by limiting disposable products, providing refillable bottles and implement the waste separation in the rooms, energy and water savings through, for instance, taps and showers with reduced water flow, transport by promoting environmentally preferable means of transport such as public transport, car-sharing, bicycles, etc.