Legambiente Turismo Italy
Auditing / Certification Body
Third party assessed by non-verified bodies
Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related
Since 1997 the Legambiente Turismo ecolabel has worked to help tourist businesses to reduce tourist impacts in the destination and raise awareness in holiday makers, while enhancing quality and comfort and involving local businesses and tourists in more sustainable choices. The scheme aims to improve environmental management in tourist services by minimising waste, recycling, using less water and energy, promoting soft mobility practices, healthy food and typical local produce and products, promoting local nature and culture heritage. These objectives are listed in a Decalogue and implemented by adequate criteria and measures that are agreed with local stakeholders and players. Businesses are organized by destination based groups: this facilitates wider implementation of criteria and communication. Under these local agreements, partners (business associations, tourist boards) and local authorities (municipalities, parks) cooperate with Legambiente Turismo by ensuring support to the businesses and necessary services towards sustainability (e. g. waste collection, mobility policies etc.). Legambiente Turismo ensures criteria reliability, monitoring and annual onsite auditing to maintain credibility of the scheme towards participating businesses and the public.