Hospitality Certification

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IHF Associate Member

Green Hospitality has been the Irish Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Resource for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism for more than 20 years. The Green Hospitality Awards are Internationally Recognised as a 3rd Party Environmental and Sustainability Certification Awards Programme, including GSTC recognition, and can be used to demonstrate to customers and stakeholders that your business is certified by an external certification programme.

The Green Hospitality Programme (GHP) is a Guaranteed Irish company with all revenues staying in Ireland, supporting Irish jobs – the 1st step by any company committed to sustainability.

GHP criteria are based on Internationally Recognised criteria – the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), WTTC Hotel Sustainability Basics, and EU Ecolabel – and actively supports many UN Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs) GHP has secured GSTC Recognition for the Platinum Award and our world class benchmarking tools use the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance Methodologies.

In 2024 Failte Ireland will launch a national Sustainability Assurance Scheme and GHP certified members will be able to be listed through the Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland websites, and green marketing campaigns.

More and more customers are requiring supplier companies to hold 3rd party environmental & sustainability certification – now is the time to step up and engage and join a programme that provides a platform from initial certification to world class sustainability certification, that you can progress along at your own pace.

Our Services include:

  • Green Hospitality Awards – 3rd Party Environmental Certification and GSTC Recognised Sustainability Award – for larger businesses
  • GREENMark – our micro-certification for Guesthouses and Small Businesses
  • Training – Green Leader and Employee Induction
  • Resource Efficiency Support – Energy, water, waste management and cost reductions
  • Carbon Footprinting Certification – Scope 1, 2 & 3 and Carbon Neutral12 GREENMark
  • Environmental KPIs – to support RFP bids & quotations
  • Promotion –
  • Responsible Suppliers

We pride ourselves on offering independent advice and have a deep insight into the challenges facing the hospitality sector and bring with us more than 45 years’ operational and sustainability experience within the hospitality sector.

Exclusive IHF Member Offer

FREE Environmental Assessment & Carbon Footprinting – login to and find out your environmental sustainability Score, get a personalised Action Plan and calculate your Carbon Footprint.

Contact details

Maurice Bergin

087 919 8167

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