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23 November 2023

Green Key – Unlocking Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry


Simon Preddy,  

West Wales Regional Manager,  

Keep Wales Tidy. 

The Green Key certificate is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. 

This prestigious eco-label has been awarded to more than 3,200 tourism providers across 65 countries worldwide and is open to businesses across the sector. From boutique hotels with fine dining, to large hotels and event venues with a capacity to host thousands, from B&Bs to campsites and attractions, Green Key offers an environmentally sustainable choice when planning holidays, excursions, or business trips.

A Green Key stands for the promise to its guests that by opting to stay with the Green Key establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental level.

Business News Wales spoke with Simon Preddy West Wales Regional Manager at Keep Wales Tidy about Green Key and the benefits for hospitality and tourism businesses in Wales, in gaining this valued eco label.


Green Key is eligible for hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants, and attractions.

The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits.

Green Key Wales was launched in April 2015 and offers a growing collection of the country’s most environmentally sustainable destinations, ensuring that wherever you are in Wales, you can make the best choice for the environment, as well as discovering some of the finest hospitality providers in the country.

Green Key is owned by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy. We also manage the hugely successful Blue Flag and Green Key environmental standards awards on behalf of FEE in Wales.

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