The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has recently published their most recent Annual Report 2017. As always, the developments of all FEE programmes, including Green Key, are presented in this document.
Landal Rønbjerg Holiday parks, the first Green Key awarded holiday park in Denmark, is featured on the report’s cover page.
The following achievements have developed in the Green Key programme during 2017:
- An increase to nearly 2,800 awarded establishments in 58 countries with the Green Key label. Establishments in Montenegro, Hungary, and Ireland were the first in their countries to receive the Green Key in 2017.
- The programme was given a big boost in Mexico in 2017 when Grupo Posadas, the largest Mexican hotel chain, decided to make all of its 140 hotels Green Key compliant.
- The UN named 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) and Green Key was named a “Friend of IY2017.” Green Key organised and participated in several events related to IY2017.
- Green Key organised its second Best Practice competition in 2017, focusing on partnership and local engagement for sustainable development. 28 Green Key establishments from 12 different countries participated in the competition, and the winner was Kasteelhoeve Wange (Belgium).
- New corporate partnerships progressed with Orbital Systems, Eventplanner (online event planning platform) and Ecobnb (sustainable accommodation search website).
- The cooperation agreements with Rezidor Hotel Group (now called Radisson Hotel Group) and Starwood Hotel Group (now part of Marriott Hotel Group) continued in 2017.
- Internally, Green Key produced its first informative video about the programme in 2017, and published 17 news articles outlining Green Key’s contribution to each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.