About hotel sustainability certifications

Following a certification process will help hotel properties to identify and implement ways to improve their impact across a range of sustainability criteria. Achieving an environmental certification may also help a hotel to determine more sustainable technologies and practices which can improve efficiency and reduce operating costs, satisfy customer requests and futureproof their properties, among other benefits.

This factsheet explores hotel sustainability certification and gives an overview of the different types including building and operational certifications. It includes:

  • tips on how to get started
  • case studies from the hospitality industry
  • links to useful resources and organisations