Green Globe


Description of the tool

Green Globe is positioned on the market as the standard for managing sustainability in the tourism industry.

The criteria are both operational and organizational. They are organized the 4 themes, which are subdivided in criteria. To each criterion, are linked a set of compliance indicators, which allow the organization and the auditor to assess the level of conformity to the criteria, and to the label.

The criteria cover the following four themes :

  • sustainable management
  • cultural heritage
  • social-economic
  • environmental

The criteria and indicators are the same in worldwide; they are revised each year to guarantee the highest international standard.

One specificity of the label is that the membership includes marketing services.


Geographical level of recognition


Justification / Verification / Proof of adherence

  • The certification is given for one year, with an annual audit by a Green Globe accredited auditor.
  • The auditing process is in line with ISO 19 011 and in full compliance with ISO17021


Target groups

Size: all sizes

Activity sectors:

  • Attraction
  • Business (Whole Sale / Retail)
  • Congress Center, Meeting Venues
  • Cruise Ships (River & Ocean)
  • Golf Course
  • Hotel & Resort
  • Meeting & Events
  • Organization
  • Restaurant
  • Spa, Health Center
  • Transportation (Mass Transportation, Bus Company, Limousine Service, Car Rental)
  • Travel Industry (Tour Operators, Destination Management Company, Meeting & Incentive Industry)