Most of the Bed and Breakfast owners in the Cantata2 programme have opted to pursue the Green Hospitality Eco-label – a certification label which includes verification on-site to ensure that participants are implementing the standards and criteria set. There is a strong customer information focus attached to ensure that visitors can experience the benefits of the reduction in the environmental footprint of the business.
The Eco-label is the first step for businesses starting on the road towards Best Practice and is a voluntary programme where the business adopts a set of specific criteria relating to the implementation of an environmental management system within their business plus a number of optional actions relevant to their sector.
A final Workshop for participants will take place in Limerick in mid October 2011 to provide further support to enable all participants to apply for certification before the end of the year.
In summary, the Green Hospitality Eco-label helps them save money, be legally compliant and attract new business.