Green Hospitality is the Irish Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Resource for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism. Our key objective is to support the Irish Hospitality sectors drive to improve its Environmental & Sustainability performance by providing both certification and recognition programmes plus direct resource efficiency support. These assist businesses in focusing on good practice and on the minimisation of Carbon, Energy, Water and Waste costs.
Our approach is to support businesses over the long-term in building their capacity, skills and knowledge about sustainable practices and ensuring that all stakeholders can benefit from the results.
Green Hospitality offers 4 main services.
Green Hospitality Awards – Certification Programme
Our internationally recognised Third-Party Environmental & Sustainability Certification Programme. It is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), is based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the EU Ecolabel Criteria, supports the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (SHA) Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality and provides world class benchmark tools based on the SHA Hotel Carbon, Water & Waste Measurement Methodologies. (From 2023 our Platinum Award is a GSTC Recognised Standard)
Hospitality businesses that wish to be recognised for their environmental and sustainability actions, are required by clients to demonstrate these actions and/or who wish to gain competitive advantage by promoting their sustainability credentials will aim to achieve certification – cost saving accompanies environmental programme implementation.
GREENMark – Micro-Certification
For Micro and Small businesses, we provide a simpler approach that enables them to be recognised for their environmental actions – micro-certification. This can be a good base to prepare for full certification or in its own right.
Our micro-certification GREENMark programmes include; Eco-Friendly Business, Plastic Smart, Carbon Smart, Carbon Neutral12, Water Smart, Food Waste Smart.
Green Travel.ie – Consumer Website
Our consumer website promotes sustainable tourism businesses to visitors and tourists. A listing on this website is open to all tourism/hospitality businesses that have achieved any environmental or sustainability certification or approval that is recognised by GHP.
Green Trading Company – Resource Efficiency support
Energy, Water, Waste
Hospitality businesses that wish to focus on Resource Efficiency (Energy, Water & Waste Management) or other RE issues can engage with us through our extensive consulting service offering.
We offer a wide range of Resource Efficiency and Cost Saving supports and programmes that businesses can choose from, including Micro-Certification. Our approach is to support businesses over the long-term in building their capacity, skills and knowledge about sustainable practices and ensuring that all stakeholders can benefit from the results, with a consistent focus on cost saving.