11 November 2009

Three Japanese Hotels Awarded First 'Green Key' Label in Asia

Excerpt from Japan for Sustainability, 7 November 2009

'...Started in 1994 in Denmark, the Green Key program is implemented by the international non-governmental organization, Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), and has spread out to the world since 2003. The program in Japan was started in March 2009.

A wide range of factors, including how food is procured and facility workers' efforts in environmental activities, are evaluated for awarding use of the Green Key label. To qualify, facilities need to meet 80 mandatory criteria on the environment out of 103 special criteria...

FEE Japan intends to increase the number of certified facilities, with the aim of disseminating the Green Key as one of the criteria for choosing tourism facilities.'

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