Austrian Ecolabel for Tourism


With the Austrian Ecolabel for Tourism a quality label was created in 1996, by the acquisition of which Austria’s tourist enterprises are offered the opportunity to demonstrate environmentally conscious management and social action also externally. Criteria documents have been developed for various sectors: accommodation, gastronomy, event-catering, community catering, camping, shelter huts, travel offers and green meetings and green events.


The basic requirement for the award of the Ecolabel is the legal compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. Moreover, there is a catalogue of requirements which provides for a holistic assessment of the holding in the following fields:

  • General management/Environmental management
  • Energy, water, waste, air, noise, office
  • Cleaning, chemistry, hygiene
  • Building and housing, furnishing
  • Food/kitchen
  • Traffic and outdoor area
  • Seminar and wellness

The mandatory requirements are – depending on the type of business and the offer - represented in the mandatory requirements. In addition to that the specific situation of the holding is dealt with more in-depth optional criteria.