• A space reserved for manager

    A space reserved for manager
    Discover this tool designed to meet your evaluation and certification needs.

  • An interactive map

    An interactive map
    Visualise the location of all ecocertified accommodations in Europe.

  • Ecocertified accomodations

    Ecocertified accomodations
    Theses hotels have adopted an ongoing environmental policy; theirs practices are described here.

Objectives

The EU Ecolabel Toolbox is designed for the managers of tourist accommodations who want to obtain EU Ecolabel certification. The tools guide and assist them in the various stages of the application procedure: understanding the EU Ecolabel specifications and requirements, conducting an internal assessment of the establishment, drawing up an action plan to meet the certification criteria, preparing the application file, devising commercial and marketing argumentation. The website is also aimed at a broader audience, and includes a list and map of certified EU Ecolabel establishments in Europe.

The EU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel is the official label of the European Commission that certifies environmentally friendly products and services. The criteria for the label are compiled in two repositories, one for Tourist accommodations and one for Camping facilities. These criteria ensure a reduced environmental impact for the tourist accommodation as a whole: linen service, housekeeping and cleaning, food service, maintenance, spa and swimming pool facilities, green areas, etc.

Background

The EU Ecolabel Toolbox was developed in early 2015 by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), in collaboration with certification bodies. This tool is a more comprehensive and user-friendly version of a first tool created under the European ShMILE 2 project. The ShMILE 2 project started up in January 2012, promoting the European Ecolabel for tourist accommodations and camping facilities.

Discover the Ecolabel Toolbox

A work space reserved for manager

A work space reserved for manager

Thanks to the registration in the restricted User space, managers benefit from practical tools allowing to measure and manage the progress of their European Ecolabel project: explanation of the criteria, particular cases, on-line self-diagnosis, creation and management of the action plan, financial evaluation of the measures, water and energy consumptions, download of template of proof, on-line back-up files and transmission to competent bodies.

The requirements of the EU Ecolabel specifications

The requirements of the EU Ecolabel specifications

Discover the mandatory and optional criteria established by the EU Ecolabel in different areas: Energy, Water, Waste, Detergents and disinfectants, Hazardous products, Other services, General management. Assess your establishment and your practices, in order to improve your overall management and boost the attractiveness of your establishment.

Concrete technical solutions

Concrete technical solutions

You want to reduce your energy and water consumption, cut down on waste or recycle, and limit the environmental impact of your establishment and its activities. This section proposes solutions corresponding to your aims, that will enable you to meet the EU Ecolabel criteria. With these steps the EU Ecolabel is within your reach!

A marketing and communications toolkit

A marketing and communications toolkit

How can you make the most of the EU Ecolabel? How can you capitalise on the action taken to protect the environment? In this section you will find 10 recommendations and a set of guidelines to help you integrate the European Ecolabel certification in your marketing strategy. Boost your attractiveness with environmental certification!