Green Hotel Certifications Worldwide

• 9 areas of Sustainable Practices:
- Energy Conservation
- Hazardous Waster Management
- Water Conservation
- Indoor Air Quality
- Solid Waste Management
- Community Outreach
- Building Infrastructure
- Land Use
- Environmental Managemeni

CERTIFICATIONS (green hotel certification worldwide - certifications ecohotel dans le monde)

Green Globe

Green Seal

LEEDS Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Green Key EcoRating Program

Green Guard



Green Tourism Business Scheme


Rainforest Alliance

Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program

EcoRooms & EcoSuites : This is an approval and certification program requiring 100% compliance with eight criteria that are guestroom related. The program requires all guest rooms to be 100% non-smoking.

The U.S. Green Building Council

The Sustainable Tourism Eco-certification Program™ (STEP)

The Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program (CST)

Ecolabel Europe

Going Green: The Prince of Wales Foundation International Tourism Partnership (ITP) program is a primer and an excellent starter program to develop energy, water, and waste conservation programs.

Canada's EcoLogo Label program certifies products from the United States and Canada in over 120 categories

Japan's Eco Mark

Taiwan's Green Mark and Energy Label programs provide certification and ecolabeling for green and energy efficient products

Eco-Hotel Certification - TÜV Rheinland Group

Nordic Swan Eco-label

Korea's Environmental Labeling Association

India's Ecomark Scheme

France : La Clef Verte, Hôtels au naturel, Gites Panda

Singapore's Green Label Scheme and Green Mark

Sweden's Good Environmental Choice

France's NF Environment

Germany's Blue Angel program provides ecolabeling for a wide variety products

Australia's Environmental Choice

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The Institute for Green Business Certification, Inc. (IGBC)

Green-e Look for the logo and reduce your impact


GSTC : Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria

Voluntary Initiative for Sustainability in Tourism (VISIT)

EMAS : Système européen de management et d’audit environnemental

Certifications existantes en Amérique Centrale et Amérique du Sud (avec mes remerciements à Victor Manuel Apaza Moya)

CST : Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), Costa Rica

Smart Voyager : Smart Voyager, Ecuador


Brazilian Standard NBR ABNT 15.401 -- Sustainable Management for Accommodations

GREAT Green Deal, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico