The 'Green Key Eco Label' Certification
THE GREEN KEY ECO LABEL CERTIFICATION
Arion Resort & Spa and The Westin Athens have been awarded with the "Green Key" certification for 2016.
The "Green Key" is an international program of quality, which serves as an incentive for any small or large unit, active in the tourism industy, to turn into a "green" unit.
It addresses Hotels, Hostels, Holiday Resorts, Conference Centres, Camping Sites and Restaurants.
Our Hotels' environmental practices and initiatives include:
- “Make A Green Choice” program, rewarding guests for choosing to conserve natural resources in their guest room
- Energy & Water Conservation
- Waste Minimization & Environmentally Responsible Purchasing
- Sustainable Meeting Package
The continuous increase of the number of environmental aware consumers creates the crucial need for qualitative, environmentally-friendly products and services.
The implementation of the "Green Key" program, which is increasingly embraced by more and more countries, contributes greatly in the notable promotion of environmental awareness in our country and leads to the reinforcement of the environmental profile of Greece.
The award is offered every year to those tourism business that fulfil the criteria of the program. During this period, the National Operator in Greece (Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature), and/or a representative from the International Coordinating Organization (Foundation for the Environmental Education - FEE) carries out control visits, to ascertain in practice the fulfilment of the criteria. The criteria screen the sectors which deal with energy consumption, water consumption, waste management, use of environmentally friendly toiletries and products for washing and cleaning, the quality of food and drinks, the transformation of free spaces into "green" ones, and moreover, with the Environmental Education.