Check out the hotels with environmental certification, guaranteeing exacting measures are taken to limit the impacts of products and services on the environment and health, as well as maintaining their performance level.
Different forms of certification
Developed in France since 1998, Clef Verte certification is, based on the number of certified hotels and its age, the number one environmental certification for tourist hotels in France. It recommends a wide range of criteria, particularly including the implementation of an environmental policy and a socially-responsible strategy, managing water and energy consumption, responsible purchasing, and actively raising customer awareness.
EarthCheck certifies hotels’ energy consumption, waste management, and use of green products, as well as their commitment to developing local communities.
Alliance HQE - GBC is the professional alliance for a sustainable living environment. It features trade unions and federations, businesses, local authorities, and independent contractors. Buildings, facilities, and infrastructure at every stage of their life cycle - construction, operation, renovation - are at the core of its DNA, in a transversal vision combining quality of life, respect for the environment, economic performance, and responsible management.
Ethic Etapes hotels reflect the values of cooperation, non-profit, mixing and diversity, and citizenship. Every day, these commitments are put into practice via a collaborative approach, the existence of meeting and event areas, accessible pricing and physical accessibility of equipment, environmental management of buildings, and collaboration with other stakeholders in the social economy.
Supported by the French Ministry for Ecological Transition and Solidarity, the ‘Etiquette environnementale’ was created in order to measure and provide customers with information and figures on the environmental footprint of a night’s stay with breakfast at a hotel. A rating of A to E is given to the hotel according to four environmental indicators: water consumption; non-renewable resource consumption (energy); and the proportion of organic or environmentally-certified products in the hotel’s supplies.
The EU Ecolabel
The only official European environmental label, recognised and used in all European Union member states, the EU Ecolabel highlights the environmental commitment of accommodation providers by assessing their economic and environmental impacts in the areas of water, energy and detergent consumption, as well as waste production.