Hotel Association of Canada Green Key Eco-Rating Program www.greenkeyglobal.com
The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize green hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance.
|A hotel that has taken steps to reduce environmental impacts by analyzing its operations and identifying opportunities for improvement. An action plan focusing on resource conservation and waste minimization has been established, and is supported by a firm commitment to continual improvement.|
|A hotel that has taken considerable strides to identify environmental impacts and implement policies and programs to minimize its ecological footprint. A firm commitment to continual improvement has resulted in programs and actions that have shown effective results.|
|A hotel that has taken significant steps to protect the environment. Strong environmental programs, best management practices, training programs, and engineering solutions have been implemented which have benefited the environment and the local community.|
|A hotel that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide-ranging policies and practices. Hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results.|
|A hotel that exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel employs cutting-edge technologies, policies, and programs which set the international standard for sustainable hotel operations.|