Why Green Key?

  • Green Key is recognized by the World Tourism Organization and the United Nations Development Programme.
  • The Foundation for Environmental Education cooperates with some of the world's foremost organizations in the fields of education and the environment. These well-known partners include UNESCO, UNEP, UNWTO, ISESCO, YMP and Earth Charter.
  • Green Key is recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).
  • Green Key cooperates with several renowned online booking companies (BookDifferent.com, BookGreener's, Ecobnb, Expedia, Glooby, TiCATi, HRS, SustainableVisit, TravGanic).
  • Green Key has an international reputation in more than 56 countries, which can be more easily recognized by your costumers than other eco-labels.
  • In most countries, just as in Greece, Green Key is managed by non-profit organizations, which means that the costs for the certification are relatively low compared to other international tourism eco-labels.
  • It recognises, as an independent, international non-profit organization, the efforts of tourism establishments in promoting sustainability and in reducing their environmental footprint. 
  • Green Key is a trustworthy and transparent eco-label which demands that all awarded sites receive regular on-site audits and insists that all evaluations are independently verified by third parties. With over 20 years of experience, Green Key has acquired an extensive knowledge best practices which it shares with all awarded establishments within the network. 
  • It helps tourism establishments to work to achieve sustainability in a structured way without compromising the quality of the guest experience.
  • It contributes to the reduction of costs of tourism establishments. Green Key gives you advice on how to monitor and reduce the consumption of resources and helps you to motivate your staff as well as your guests to act more responsibly. In the end, saving resources means saving money!