Since October 2015 we are allowed to carry the Green Key quality mark. This is the hallmark for environmentally friendly companies in the tourism and recreation sector and is increasingly becoming a symbol by which quality companies can be recognized.
A restaurant with a Green Key certificate is environmentally conscious. The quality mark guarantees guests a comfortable stay with care for the environment. With this we like to show that we are consciously working to reduce waste, water and energy consumption in order to reduce the burden on the environment.
Green Key quality mark
Worldwide, more than 1600 companies in 18 countries are affiliated with the international Green Key quality mark. Green Key is the international quality mark for companies in the tourism and recreation industry, and in the market for meeting and conference locations, that are seriously and verifiably engaged in sustainability, also known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with care for the environment at the company and nature in their environment.
As a Green Key accommodation we are recognizable by the Green Key shield at the main entrance of our accommodation. On the shield you will see the Green Key logo with below it the year and the level “gold” that our accommodation meets.
To qualify for the Green Key certificate, many measures have to be taken with regard to environmental care and CSR. These measures are partly mandatory, partly optional. Green Key Netherlands has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more optional measures an entrepreneur completes, the higher the final result. Van der Valk Hotel Hardegarijp - Leeuwarden has been awarded a Gold certificate.
Green Key guarantees the entrepreneur's voluntary commitment to do more for the environment than required by law and regulations. Green Key is a means of communicating the sustainable image of the company to guests, authorities and business relations.
You can read our CSR statement here.