Certifications

Green Hotel 2011-2012

Besides the world-wide chain hotels that have their own green programs, since 2004 the Hotel Association of Hungary announces a bid for the Green Hotel title every year. For the 2011-2012 period the following hotels can use this title:

Budapest:

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, Danubius Hotel Flamenco, Danubius Hotel Budapest, Ibis Budapest Aero, Ibis Budapest Centrum, Ibis Budapest City, Ibis Budapest Heroes Square, Mercure Budapest Buda, Mercure Budapest City Center, Mercure Budapest Duna, Mercure Budapest Korona, Mercure Budapest Metropol, Mercure Budapest Museum, NH Budapest Hotel, Novotel Budapest Danube, Novotel Budapest Congress, Novotel Budapest Centrum, Ramada Plaza Budapest

Countryside:

Airport Hotel Stáció (Vecsés), Hotel Barátság (Hajdúszoboszló), Best Western Hotel Gingko Sas (Hódmezővásárhely), Hunguest Hotel Béke (Hajdúszoboszló), Hunguest Hotel Flóra (Eger), Hunguest Hotel Forrás (Szeged), Hunguest Grandhotel Galya (Galyatető), Hunguest Hotel Palota (Lillafüred), Hunguest Hotel Pelion (Tapolca), Kolping Hotel Spa & Family Resort (Alsópáhok), Nimród Biohotel and Biorestaurant (Karcag), Novotel (Szeged), Novotel (Székesfehérvár), Orchidea Hotel (Lipót), Hotel Residence Ózon (Mátraháza), Öko-Park Pension (Szarvaskő), Saliris Resort Spa & Conference Hotel (Egerszalók), Thermál Hotel (Visegrád)



BS 8901 - Sustainable Event Management

BSI, one of the first certification bodies to offer assessment and certification services to the Sustainable Events management system standard, BS 8901.

BS 8901 is relevant to the following:

  • event organisers or individuals involved in overall co-ordination of the event

  • event venues including hotels, convention centres and sports venues

  • suppliers and contractors of key activities relating to the events industry

  • industry associations and councils

BS 8901 offers the following the commercial benefits:

  • provides assurance to stakeholders, customers and anyone else involved that the event has been planned and implemented in a sustainable manner

  • helps differentiate an organisation from its competitors, helping to win new business, improving reputation and brand image

  • helps reduce carbon emissions and waste, and improve resource efficiency of the entire event supply chain



Green Globe

By undergoing certification with the Green Globe Programme (Underpinned by Earthcheck Science) annually you have a powerful framework to help aid your organisations strategic and decision making processes. Whether you are a Company or a Community you can easily monitor your organisation's performance and therefore identify areas that need attention. Members are continually challenged to improve their environmental performance over time, and organisations have indicated that the annual benchmark report is highly beneficial to them as they pursue best practice.



Green Seal

Founded in 1989, Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace. Our industry knowledge and standards help manufacturers, purchasers, and end users alike make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.

A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, Green Seal issued its first environmental standards in 1991-2, and the first product certifications were completed in 1992. Hundreds of products and services from major companies such as 3M, Benjamin Moore, and Andersen Windows have now been certified to meet Green Seal standards, and the number of major product categories covered by standards has increased to more than 40.

Today, we have established a significant market among large institutional purchasers, includinggovernment agencies, universities, and the lodgingand architectural building industries. We actively advise and assist these institutions and industry sectors in their efforts to green their purchasing, operations, and facilities management functions.



Green Key

The Green Key® is a worldwide available eco-label awarded to leisure orgnaisations, as hotels, youth hostels, conference- and holiday centres, campsites, holidayhouses and leisure facilities.

To obtain The Green Key the company has to fulfil a list of environmental requirements. These requirements are contained in a number of criteria. Besides environmental demands ( by example to control the production of waste and the use of water, electricity, etc.), the criteria include demands on policy, action plans, education and communication.

Obtaining The Green Key shows the sense of responsibility a organisation has for its surroundings and society.



EcoRooms® & EcoSuites™

Our site offers a diverse listing of hotels that meet our green criteria, earning the approval of hotel guests and hospitality professionals alike. The resources on EcoRooms® & EcoSuites™ will guide your greener hotel search, supporting the sustainability standards you expect with experience and credibility.

To assure that our approval and certification goes well beyond greenwashing, The Board of Advisors at EcoRooms® & EcoSuites™ assembled the 'Significant Seven," a rigorous set of standards for ecologically responsible hotel products, practices, and principles.

We developed these criteria by combining the experience of our Board of Advisors with the needs expressed by Eco-conscious consumers in surveys by Deloitte and TIA. Our approved hotels use more sustainable cleaning, paper, and amenity products, empower guests to make a difference with recycling and linen re-use programs, and increase efficiency with better lighting, plumbing, and planning. For more information, read the details.

We enjoy hearing from guests and hoteliers. Please contact us if you have any questions, thoughts or suggestions about the criteria or the current hotels. Also please feel free to let us know about other hotels anywhere in the world that you think would be valuable additions to EcoRooms® & EcoSuites™.



European Ecolabel

A strong ecolabel to improve the environmental performance for tourist accommodation services and camp site services
The EU Ecolabel is an official sign of environmental quality that is both certified by an independent organisation and valid throughout Europe. It presents a unique opportunity to satisfy your customer's expectations. The European Ecolabel was originally created to reward tourist accommodation services and tourists that respect the environment. The European Ecolabel signals environmental good performance as it is an added quality value when consumers are choosing a resort. Enterprises bearing the Flower Logo have officially been distinguished as being amongst the most environmentally friendly in their area.



Green Festival

Green Festival

Green Event Certification from the Ministry of Environment and Water.