Green Key’s achievements in 2016 are proudly featured in the FEE Annual Report

Green Key is proud to have its 2016 activities summarised in the newly published 2016 Annual Report of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)

There are the following highlights in the Green Key programme during last year:

  • Growth in the programme to around 2,600 establishments with first awarded establishments in Kenya, Mauritius and Hong Kong (China), and 57 countries now being actively involved in the programme. See the overview of Green Key sites here
  • New Green Key criteria and explanatory notes for hotels and hostels, campsites and holiday parks, small accommodations, conference centres, restaurants and attractions took effect from July 2016 after recognition by Global Sustainable Tourism Council. See the Green Key criteria here
  • Development of carbon and water management tools (based on the HCMI and HWMI tools) that are freely available on the Green Key website. Read more about HCMI tool here and HWMI tool here
  • New cooperation agreements with online booking and travel companies (Expedia, Glooby, Travganic and TiCATi) and with various organisation partners (EKOenergy and Clean the World). Read more about our web partners here and NGO partners here 
  • Green Key actively contributes to the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030. More information can be found here
  • Green Key has been preparing to be an active participant in the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. More information can be found here

In the FEE Annual Report 2016, there is as well information about the activities in Green Key’s sister programme: Blue Flag (eco-label for beaches, marinas and boats) and FEE’s three school-based programmes: Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment and Learning about Forests.

You can download the full FEE Annual Report 2016 here!