The European Ecolabel, known for consumer goods, also exists for tourist accommodation and campsites.
More than 450 accommodations and 70 campsites are labelled in Europe, most of them in France and Italy. It was set up by the certification body AFNOR. Its particularity: it is the only official common ecological label for all the countries of the European Union.
For ADEME, this is a choice of confidence.
The criteria chosen guarantee that travellers will reduce their environmental impact throughout their stay. This label aims to design and promote products (goods and services such as tourist accommodation) that respect the environment and health. It encourages the production and consumption of sustainable products and the provision and use of sustainable services.
The European Ecolabel is based on 67 criteria (of which only 22 are mandatory) covering :
You obtain the certification following a field audit and then the label is subject to an independent control every two years. If you would like to carry out a free diagnostic for your establishment before applying, you can do so here.