Five Petersburg hotels have won international environmental certificate “Green Key”: Park Inn Hotels Baltic, Park Inn Nevsky, Park Inn Pulkovo, Radisson Royal and Radisson Sonya. International program of voluntary certification of hotels, business centers, hostels, guest houses, lodges and campgrounds, “Green Key” was launched in Russia in the summer of 2010. It was developed by the International Organization for Environmental Education to promote and implement ideas environmental performance in industry placements. The program to develop uniform international criteria, which include a number of areas: environmental management, waste management, water use and energy consumption, cleaning and laundry, information for visitors, staff participation, the work of the office, food and drinks, green areas and parking, environmental protection activities. The criteria are divided into mandatory and recommended, hotels, observant mandatory criteria, receive an international eco-certified “Green Key”. Writes portal, the first of the St.
Petersburg hotels, received the certificate, the hotel became Cronwell Inn stirrups. A recent “Green Key” received five hotels owned by Rezidor: Park Inn Hotels Baltic, Park Inn Nevsky, Park Inn Pulkovo, Radisson Royal and Radisson Sonya. In these hotels meet all the required mandatory environmental performance criteria: use energy-saving lamps, installed devices that save water and electricity, use detergent with eco-labeling, bought local produce, not requiring long-term transportation, and products with eco-labeling. In plans for development of hotels – the development and implementation of its own system of water circulation, which will relieve the need for hoteliers to dump the used water down the drain, thus indirectly causing harm to environment environment. In Russia the program “Green Key” was launched just this summer with the support of the St. Petersburg Tidy “, which seeks to raise environmental awareness, the development of environmental education, promotion of ecotourism and environmentally safe water recreation.