Standards

ECOTEL

ECOTEL

Governing Organization

HVS International

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Auditing / Certification Body

HVS International

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Hospitality

Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

Established in 1993, the Ecotel Certification Program helps operators reduce the environmental impact of their hotels, and clearly document environmental performance to stakeholders.  ECOTELs are responsible stewards of the environment; the agents of change for environment-friendly systems, operations and processes in hospitality. ECOTEL enables hotels to be truly green and sustainable over the long term – by involving the entire value chain of owners, architects, operators, employees, suppliers and hotel guests. Through a focused effort on reducing waste generation and increasing operational efficiencies, ECOTELs have consistently demonstrated that going green is good for the bottomline. Our certification recognizes these exceptional hotels, through a stringent assessment of the range, scope and results of their earth-friendly practices across five parameters, known as The Five Globes: Environment Commitment, Waste Management, Energy Management, Water Management, and Employee Education and Community Involvement.  India based.

Sustainability Issues

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