Join Green Key

Green Key is an award for hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants and attractions worldwide

In order for your establishment to apply for Green Key, please check the following five points:

1. Is your establishment in a country with a national operator?

If your establishment is located in a country with a Green Key national operator, the local organisation will be in charge of evaluating your application (see map below). Please contact the national organisation directly to proceed with the application.

If your establishment is located in a country without a national operator, Green Key International will be in charge of your application.

2. Information about Green Key criteria and application process

If you are a hotel or other tourism establishment interested in joining the Green Key programme, we first encourage you to make yourself familiar with the Green Key criteria and general application process.

3. Why Green Key?

If you are assessing whether Green Key is useful for your establishment, here is some information about the advantages of joining the Green Key programme:

  • Responding to the increasing consumer expectations that tourism establishments actively work with sustainability
  • Helping tourism establishments to work with sustainability in a structured way
  • Contributing to the reduction of costs at the tourism establishments, for example through lower energy and water consumption
  • Having the work with sustainability at the tourism establishments recognised by an independent non-profit organisation

4. Test whether your establishment is eligible for Green Key

By using the self-assessment form, you can roughly assess how ready your hotel is to apply for the Green Key award.

If your establishment is located in a country with a Green Key national operator, sligthly different Green Key criteria may apply. Please contact your national operator for further details. 

5. Submit your online application form

If your establishment is located in a country without a national operator and you wish to apply for Green Key, you can submit your application by completing the form below. Please do not forget to attach all the required supplementary documents. If you have any questions in connection with the online application process, please do not hesitate to contact Green Key International.