The Austrian Ecolabel for Tourism

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  • El Eco-Label Austraco para el Turismo: Una oportunidad para la calidad de producto sostenible. 25.2.2016

    Dr Regina PreslmairMinistry of Environment

    Das sterreichische Umweltzeichen Das Label fr nachhaltig erfolgreiche Tourismusbetriebe

  • Products (1990)

    TourismHotels, Restaurants, Camping (1996)Travel Offers (2008)Green Meetings & Events (2010)

    Education Schools (2002)Educational Institutions (2007)

    The Green Universe of the Austrian Ecolabel

    What is it for?

  • More than 60 Tourism Eco-labels worldwide

    Neuer ko-Kodex soll Einzelhndler nachhaltiger machen kologische Nachhaltigkeit soll bei C&A, Rewe, Metro, Kaufland und 13 weiteren groen europischen Einzelhndlern in Zukunft eine prominentere Rolle spielen. Dazu haben sich die Konzernvorstnde und neun europische Einzelhandelsverbnde Ende Juni in einem gemeinsamen Verhaltenskodex verpflichtet. In dem Papier versprechen sie mehr Nachhaltigkeit beim Ressourceneinsatz, beim Transport ihrer Waren und deren Entsorgung. Auch wollen sie Nachhaltigkeitsbewusstsein unter ihren Kunden frdern, etwa durch Werbung fr umweltfreundlichere Produkte. Kritische Umwelt- und Sozialexperten sehen in dem Kodex keinen groen Wurf. EU-Umweltkommissar Janez Potonik spricht dagegen von einem Meilenstein.

    Kodex fr eine Umweltethik der Ingenieure- Memorandum des Weltverbands der Ingenierverbnde 1985

  • The SystemUmweltzeichen = voluntary system Criteria documents as basis of the awardThird party verification by independent auditor4 years revision periodContract and awardApplication and annual fee

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval

  • Offers consumers orientation

    Motivates producers and traders to develop and offer less environmental-polluting products

    Objectives

    Why?

  • Tourism Criteria

    Over 50 mandatory- criteriaOver 100 optional- criteria Traffic, Outdoors

    Mandatory-criteriavoluntary-criteria

    Water, Waste, Air, Noise, OfficeEnergyManagement2513171611519214613 Building, Living10Food, Kitchen714Cleaning, use of Chemicals

    How?- the process

  • Resources for Sustainable Tourism Development

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval

  • Principles of Sustainable Tourism Development

    Local identityLong term orientationNaturalness DematerializationVarietyCooperationProximity

    Mdlingerhtte

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval

  • Stakeholders of Sustainable Tourism Development

    Private enterprisesLocal populationNGOsGovernmental institutions

    BMLFUW

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval

  • Tourism Intensity in Alpine municipalities

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval

  • Sustainable Ways: Pilgrimage as prototype of sustainable Tourism:Most important aspect: environmentally friendly mobilityTendency to more sustainable lodgings- small and regional:- Example: EU Project Stars+20 on Camino de Santiago lodging houses Chance for regional food providers etc.Challenge through quantity of pilgrims in Spain- different situation in Austria

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval

  • Waste disposal serviceFishermanCarpenterBakerGrocery RestaurantTaxi driverPublic transportFarmerEnergy providerCleaning servicesSchoolsMasonOffice supplierGardenerSustainable Hotel

    Sustainable Hotel as catalyst

  • Sustainable Tourism Enterprises as catalyst and motor for regional development MobilityRegional FoodRegional JobsRegional CultureStandards and QualitySpatial developmentCooperationSupply of Resources/Waste disposal

    Forsthofalm

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval

  • The Challenge for Rural Areas:Resilience through diversity

    How can communities develop the capacity to survive and rely on their own resources?How can businesses successfully exploit market opportunities based upon sustainable resource management?

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval

  • Waste disposal serviceFishermanCarpenterBakerGrocery RestaurantTaxi driverPublic transportFarmerEnergy providerCleaning servicesSchoolsMasonOffice supplierGardenerSustainable Hotel

    The Sustainable regional Network

  • Das sterreichische Umweltzeichen Das Label fr nachhaltig erfolgreiche TourismusbetriebeWhat is it for?Neuer ko-Kodex soll Einzelhndler nachhaltiger machen kologische Nachhaltigkeit soll bei C&A, Rewe, Metro, Kaufland und 13 weiteren groen europischen Einzelhndlern in Zukunft eine prominentere Rolle spielen. Dazu haben sich die Konzernvorstnde und neun europische Einzelhandelsverbnde Ende Juni in einem gemeinsamen Verhaltenskodex verpflichtet. In dem Papier versprechen sie mehr Nachhaltigkeit beim Ressourceneinsatz, beim Transport ihrer Waren und deren Entsorgung. Auch wollen sie Nachhaltigkeitsbewusstsein unter ihren Kunden frdern, etwa durch Werbung fr umweltfreundlichere Produkte. Kritische Umwelt- und Sozialexperten sehen in dem Kodex keinen groen Wurf. EU-Umweltkommissar Janez Potonik spricht dagegen von einem Meilenstein.

    Kodex fr eine Umweltethik der Ingenieure- Memorandum des Weltverbands der Ingenierverbnde 1985What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approvalWhy?How?- the process

    What is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approvalWhat is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approvalWhat is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approvalWhat is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approvalWhat is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approvalWhat is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approvalWhat is it?ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labeling Type I, Guiding Principles and Procedures Provides guidance on developing programmes that verify the environmental attributes of a product via a seal of approval