As non-governmental, non-profit and independent program, Green Key is recognized by the World Tourism Organisation and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and is the largest global eco-label relating to accommodation. A prestigious citation that underlines the environment-friendly energy, water and waste management commitment of hotels, serviced apartments and other accommodation facilities.
Green Key is a sustainability certification program for hotels and accommodation that was developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
Since 2013, Emirates Green Building Council acts as Green Key National Operator in the United Arab Emirates.
The Green Key criteria and explanatory notes for hotels and hostels have received ‘GSTC-recognition’ status.