Environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is introducing Green Key to Northern Ireland.
Green Key is an internationally recognised eco-certification for the hospitality sector, thereby boosting the local tourism and hospitality industry and championing sustainable best practices.
Dr Susann Power, Operations Manager at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and Green Key National Operator states: “A Green Key stands for an establishment’s promise to its guests that by opting to stay with such an establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental and sustainability level. Researchers at the University of Québec have demonstrated that customers generally perceive eco-certifications as favourable and that customer satisfaction levels increase when a hotel has adopted sustainable operations and has been awarded an eco-certification. Green Key is thus a real opportunity for hospitality businesses in Northern Ireland to reach those discerning visitors.”
Finn Bolding Thomsen, International Green Key Director at the Foundation for Environmental Education explains: “Green Key is a well-proven and recognised international programme for establishments in the hospitality industry. More and more establishments wish to work with its sustainability efforts, so Green Key is experiencing a growth in number of participating establishments and number of countries with awarded establishments. I am very happy to see the programme now also being launched in Northern Ireland so that interested establishments can obtain local support from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful for the implementation of Green Key.”
Hospitality businesses in Northern Ireland interested in learning more about Green Key and how it can help them boost their green credentials should contact Dr Susann Power at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 28 9073 6920.
Green Key now has national representation in 41 countries around the world.