WHAT IS GREEN KEY?

The GREEN KEY is the environmental / sustainable label, the leading standard of excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operation in the tourism industry.

This prestigious eco-label means the commitment of companies to comply with the strict criteria set by the International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in certified facilities. The environmental/sustainable label The GREEN KEY assures all guests that by choosing a certified tourist facility, they are directly contributing to the protection of the environment. Establishments - holders of this sign, maintain high environmental standards, as evidenced by strict documentation and frequent inspections.

The Green Key program places great emphasis on informing and involving visitors in the sustainable and more environmentally friendly measures they implement in their facilities. It ensures that staff is well informed and properly trained in environmentally sound and sustainable practices, constantly looking for new - sustainable - ways of doing business and using technology, in order to reduce environmental impact by reducing resource consumption, waste and operating costs. As guests become more and more aware of environmental issues, positive environmental credentials are becoming increasingly important when choosing a suitable facility for spending their free time or for socializing. The Green Key symbolizes a commitment to the environment and sustainable development that is extremely attractive to potential guests. Acquisition of the Green Key eco-label means an additional way of promotion for the plant, as the plant communicates to potential guests that it meets strict environmental criteria and actively, comprehensively and systematically improves its sustainable business.

The criteria for accommodation according to which the plant has been assessed and certified cover 13 areas, namely:

(1) ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE,

(2) PERSONNEL INVOLVEMENT,

(3) INFORMING GUESTS

(4) WATER,

(5) WASHING AND CLEANING,

(6) WASTE,

(7) ENERGY,

(8) FOOD AND DRINK,

(9) INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT,

(10) GREEN AREAS,

(11) CORPORATE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY,

(12) ACTIVITIES IN NATURE and

(13) ADMINISTRATION.

Within the field of ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE, we proved, among other things, active mutual cooperation with the local community. This cooperation is also a precondition for the placement of local communities and tourism providers in the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism (ZSST), which is a national program and certification scheme under the umbrella brand SLOVENIA GREEN. Scheme (1) combines all efforts for the sustainable development of tourism in Slovenia, (2) offers destinations and providers concrete tools for assessing and improving sustainable operation, (3) through the Slovenia Green brand also promotes this green operation. We have also demonstrated the active participation and encouragement of stakeholders and the responsibility to spread green policy among them and thus become ambassadors of green policy.

With the acquisition of the Green Key logo - one of the internationally recognized sustainable or environmental signs recognized in the ZSST - and the signing of the GREEN POLICY OF SLOVENIAN TOURISM, Cliff Hotel & Spa also met the conditions for obtaining the Slovenia Green Accommodation label.