Green Tourism Business Scheme

Green Tourism Business Scheme

Governing Organization

Shetland Environmental Agency - Green Tourism Business Scheme

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Auditing / Certification Body

Green Business UK Ltd

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies


Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered


Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related, Worker Safety


Sustainability and green issues are now very much mainstream, with governments, businesses and individuals all involved. Tourism, as one of the main economic drivers in the UK, has its part to play. That is where the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) comes in.The GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally developed in partnership with VisitScotland, it is now the It is the only national scheme to be independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and endorsed by VisitScotland and Failte Ireland. “GTBS provides excellent value for money to a wide range of tourism firms with first class environmental advice and auditing. Satisfaction rates of certified firms are very high and drop out rates low, both for the smallest of tourism firms and increasingly at corporate level.” Xavier Font, ICRT.

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