What is Ecolabel...
and what does it mean?
It is a certification with voluntary membership, given to products and services that respect ecological and performance criteria established at European level.
The mark obtaining (a flower), based on the scrupulous respect of a set of criteria which allow the structures who receive it to stand out, at European level, for the commitment to improve environmental quality and provide users with secure guarantees about the efficiency of the protection measures adopted, consists of a Certification Body, which certifies in the company a situation of low environmental impact, in full respect of the established criteria and a commitment to continuous improvement in the future.
The Ecolabel for tourism was born on 14 April 2003 when the European Commission extended the applicability the ecological quality community trade mark to tourist accommodation service (Decision 2003/287 / CE). The brand is based on the scrupulous respect of a range of criteria that allow the structures who receive it to stand out, at European level, for the commitment to improve environmental quality and provide users with secure guarantees about the efficiency of the protection measures adopted .
What are the objectives?
The criteria established by Ecolabel aim to limit the main environmental impacts in receiving services;
tourist facilities which use the European eco-label are characterized by a commitment to protect the environment and, by extension, the welfare of human health.
The presence of the Ecolabel gives tourists guarantees about:
- The containment of air, water and soil pollution thanks to the use of more environmentally friendly products;
- Proper management and waste separation;
- Energy and resources waste reduction ;
- The preservation of biodiversity in the areas under the direct control of the structure;
- A healthy diet, which draws in part to the regional organic products;