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Eco-Hotel Certification

Eco-hotel certification: leading trend in the tourism industry

As a high-consumption industry, it is inevitable that the hotel and tourism sector would be caught up in the trend towards reduced carbon emissions and environmental protection. TÜV Rheinland’s hospitality and tourism services constitute a one-stop package of tools, systems and solutions custom-tailored to the needs of the world's largest service sector. We offer services in the areas of eco tourism, service quality, safety and security.

Although each such service can be delivered on its own, the tight linkage and interaction amongst different service areas and components offer great synergy effects and, at the same time, reduce management costs. Given the increased desire amongst tourists and other travellers around the globe to participate in eco-friendly and energy, and resource-saving forms of tourism, TÜV Rheinland’s eco tourism service offers accommodation and tourism-related service providers the opportunity to prove their environmental friendliness and, at the same time, reduce their operating costs by conserving valuable resources.

Eco-hotel certification is a custom-tailored product designed to meet the individual needs of the hotel and tourism industry. It is based on international standards, such as ISO 14001, Occupational Health & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility, and follows the concept of the 3Rs (Reuse, Reduce and Recycle). This service also examines ways of reducing costs and gaining market leverage.

TÜV Rheinland is your reliable partner

  • We can carry out second-party audits that result in the awarding of TÜV Rheinland’s standard certificate–the TUVdotCOM certificate
  • We have accumulated extensive experience in the tourism industry. More than 1,000 hotels in more than 20 countries have been audited and/or successfully certified by us
  • We help enterprises to recognise the difference between their own quality management standards and the international trends in their industry
  • We can provide eco-certification that serves as a preevaluation reference in preparing for official government appraisals
  • We are renowned for protecting and adding recognition to your brand, as well as for providing service-optimised solutions

Our Services

TÜV Rheinland’s hotel and tourism-industry related certification services ensure excellent results and management quality

  • Inspection and certification to ensure service quality
  • Mystery audits (mystery shopping)
  • Eco-hotel certification
  • Eco-golf certification
  • Hotel safety and security certification

Eco-hotel certification auditing procedure

  • Management commitment
  • Gap assessment
  • System development and/or adjustment
  • System implementation and training
  • Internal audit
  • Certification audit
  • Follow-up audit

Eco-hotel certification benefits

  • Protect the environment
  • Save money
  • Increase competitiveness
  • Earn recognition

Applied scope

  • Attractions
  • Golf courses
  • Hotels & resorts