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2015 GHP Responsible Travel & Tourism Conference
Thursday, 15th October 2015 - The Marker Hotel, Dublin
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Resource Efficiency and Eco-certification Training Courses
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Upskilling - 1 day course - Certified Members
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Certification Criteria   

Green Hospitality is an Internationally recognised hospitality environmental certification label/award.  To achieve this recognition requires GHP to set quite strict standards and for certified members to implement and maintain them.  

Businesses that wish to be recognised as being "Greener" / environmentally certifed cannot expect to achieve a certified label without putting in the required work.  Our partners and supporters join with GHP in demanding a robust set of criteria that will allow ceretified businesses to set themselves apart from Green-Washing - in-house self-certified standards, third party box ticking exercises or third parties who set themselves up as promoters of green businesses.  

 

The GHP process is a step-by-step approach.

1. Membership - Join GHP and identify what certification suits your business, and what actions you need to take

2.  First step - decide whether your business will go for the Eco-label or the Eco-tourism label

3. Next step - if applicable decide what level of award you wish to achieve - Silver, Gold or (for hotels) Platinum

You decide the timescale to achieve any certification level - a timescale that suits your businesses operation. 

GHP sets criteria relevant for each sub-sector within the hospitality & tourism industry.  At the core of each criteria is the requirement for every business, operator, to put in place an Environmental Management System (EMS) that wil ensure that the standards implemented will be maintained.

Have a look at the criteria that applies to your business, use them as a checklist to see how close you are already to achieving the First step - then make an application to join GHP and start the process.

Once you are a member you will gain access to the members section which provides many more supports, tools, templates etc...all designed to assist you in achieving certification and reducing waste (Energy, water and raw materials).

 Criteria for Sectors 

The criteria included here are the most up-to-date ones available.  These Criteria were reviewed and updated in May 2014.

Hotels & Large Accommodation Providers                                            Click here...

(Including Resorts & Clubs)

B&B's, Guesthouses, Self-Catering and Other Accommodation         Click here...

Restaurants and Bars                                                                                Click here...

Eco-tourism providers                                                                              Click here...

Attractions and Activities                                                                        Click Here...

Leisure Centres and Spa's                                                                      Click Here...

SME's - Suppliers to the Hospitality Sector                                          Click Here...






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