Your primary resource for Sustainable & Responsible Tourism in Ireland Programme ( is the Irish Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Resource for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism.’s objective is to support the Irish Hospitality sectors drive to improve its Sustainability by providing both a certification and recognition programmes plus direct resource efficiency support. These assist businesses in focusing on good practice and on the minimisation of Energy, Water and Waste costs.

We offer a wide range of supports and programmes that businesses can choose from and implement at their own time. 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 Certification Programme – Certification Awards offers an internationally recognised environmental certification that enables larger businesses gain competitive advantage by achieving the standard which enables them to then promote their responsible credentials, as well as using it to maintain the cost savings introduced through better resource efficiencies. Certification is optional though strongly recommended.

We are also developing the first Irish Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Mark of Good Practice for Hotels which incorporates Environmental, Employee and Community elements. – Membership

Resource Efficiency leads to reduced costs across the Energy, Water and Waste areas within a business. has particular expertise in these areas and is confident that it can assist any business in reducing their costs. Tourism and Hospitality businesses can engage with at any support level – be it in energy/water/waste management, site visit reviews, training, workshops/master classes, benchmarking, etc. Whatever your need – engage with us. Our GREENSave programme combines all our support offers – depending on your need. Information on all our Services can be found here – GHP GREENSave

Businesses that engage with us have saved from €5,000 to over €100,000 per annum in reduced costs – Energy, Water, Landfill & Food Waste. Your initial entry point into the programme is to become a member and explore the services available. More information on our programme and membership packages can be found here – Membership & Services – Certification

Certification is an optional choice for businesses. Many larger hospitality businesses – especially hotels – are finding that their customers and business clients are expecting them to have environmental programmes in place. The Awards are recognised both nationally and internationally as standards that allow members achieve good environmental performance and allow visitors to choose “Greener” hospitality businesses knowing that defined criteria are being implemented and monitored.

The key focus of the GHP certification programmes is to embed a system within the business that focuses on ongoing measurement and actions that will reduce Energy, Water & Waste costs. Members are encouraged to protect and promote local biodiversity, buy locally where possible and encourage visitors to use local “green” businesses and services. Visitors are encouraged to adopt a responsible approach to the environment without reducing the quality or enjoyment of their visit. Members employees are encouraged and trained to implement and practice good stewardship within the business and our members publish annual plans and set targets to reduce the waste of scarce resources. More information on our Certification Programme can be found here – GHP Certification

If you are interested in joining or availing of any of our support services just download the enclosed application form and send it in to us or email Membership & Services

The certification programme is a voluntary programme that aims to develop leadership and best practice within the hospitality sector. is recognised by the following Organisations;