The EcoLabel for tourist establishments in Luxembourg is a national eco-friendly certificate which aims to promote accommodation establishments which have put in place good practices with regard to the protection of the environment and the climate in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
In order to help the establishments prepare for the certification audit, the OekoZenter Lëtzebuerg offers to visit these establishments beforehand. This pre-audit inspection includes a detailed assessment in the areas of water, waste, environmental management and procurement and lists the achievements and areas for improvement, and also provides tips for improvement.
Applications for the EcoLabel must be submitted to the OekoZenter Lëtzebuerg.
The label is granted by the General Directorate for Tourism together with the Department of the Environment.
Applications for the label are voluntary and may only be submitted by establishments offering overnight accommodation, such as:
The EcoLabel is intended primarily for establishments who want to:
Applicants for the EcoLabel for tourist establishments can contact the OekoZenter for a pre-audit interview and inspection.
They can prepare for the interview by carrying out a self-assessment based on a catalog of specific criteria and start filling out the forms and tables provided by the OekoZenter.
During the pre-audit interview, an auditor will:
Applicants must send the application form to the EcoLabel certification service at the OekoZenter.
It will set a firm date for the certification audit where an audit commission will verify if the establishment complies with all the criteria for receiving the label.
The label is awarded to establishments which:
The label is subject to a single contribution fee of EUR 74 payable to the OekoZenter.
The General Directorate of Tourism awards the EcoLabel in the form of a diploma and a plaque to be affixed in a place visible for the establishment's clients. All ecolabelled establishments are listed on the website of EcoLabel.
The EcoLabel for tourist establishments is valid for 3 years. The ecolabelled establishment will be contacted by the OekoZenter before the end of the validity period and may renew the label or return it.
In the event of a complaint against the establishment, the OekoZenter may carry out extraordinary inspections. Where the establishment does no longer comply with the EcoLabel criteria, the label may be taken away from the establishment.