Green Star Rating
The Green Star Hotel rating system is based on a certification system where “Green Stars” are awarded according to the level of environmental performance of the hotel. Achieving a Green Star Hotel certification needs commitment. Besides passing the Green Star Hotel capacity building programme, the hotel needs to accomplish all the mandatory criteria 100%. Further environmental and social actions and innovative environmental practices are additionally credited. This will be verified in an independent audit by an audit commission. If the mandatory criteria are all fulfilled and depending how intensive the commitment for sustainability is, the hotel can obtain 3,4 or 5 Green Stars depending on the points that each hotel can get from the optional criteria.
There are three levels of awarding:
The hotel is environmentally friendly and exhibits a higher environmental commitment than many other hotels. The management and employees are decisively engaged in the protection of nature and the environment. Measures are taken to continuously improve the protection of the environment.
The hotel is very environmentally friendly and constantly engages in the protection of the environment through investments and announcements. The hotel differs notably from other hotels in its environmental management. The protection of nature and the environment is of importance for the management as well as employees. Jointly they dedicate their efforts to continuously improve the protection of the environment.
The hotel is outstandingly environmentally friendly and belongs to the small group of hotels that show a high commitment to an intensive and continuous protection of nature and the environment in all sectors. Management as well as employees put protection of the nature and the environment first.