SOURCE: Green Globe Certification

Green Globe Certification

January 06, 2010 10:20 ET

Green Globe Certification Launches www.greenglobe.com

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - Green Globe Certification today announces the launch of its www.greenglobe.com portal to further consolidate its global Alliance. This information hub brings together all Green Globe services offered in countries and regions around the world, assisting businesses as well as individual travellers discover the best in sustainable travel and tourism.

Green Globe Certification CEO, Mr Guido Bauer said, "Green Globe has been an international movement for over 15 years, delivering its certification services in more than 40 countries. With our new www.greenglobe.com portal we are bringing our services and the Alliance under one site, offering faster access to our community of Green Globe businesses."

The launch of the new portal is the culmination of an unprecedented year of growth for Green Globe Certification. Key to the success has been the formalising of all strategic and licensed partners under the Green Globe Alliance.

The Alliance has united world class certification organisations under the Green Globe brand.

--  German-based TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH (TÜV) has signed an agreement to
    deliver Green Globe certification in territories across the world.
--  Heritage Environmental Management South Africa is already providing
    Green Globe accreditation to the tourism and hospitality industry in Sub-
    Saharan Africa.
--  In the Middle East, Farneck Avireal LLC is providing hotel
    certification under licence from Green Globe.
--  Mexican-based partner ProNatura has incorporated Green Globe Mexico
    and under license provides all Green Globe services for Mexico and Central
    America.
--  Green Globe Certification has been appointed as a Strategic Partner
    of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and a member of the
    Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) Governing Council.
    

In recognition of the substantial achievements made in 2009, Green Globe Certification has been awarded a 10 year license with multiple extensions from Green Globe International, Inc. (GGI). This unprecedented access to manage the brand and its related services has also been extended to new markets including transportation, automotive and retail, which are now demanding independent verification of sustainable operations and management.

About Green Globe Certification

Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability certification based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and operates in over 40 countries via the Green Globe Alliance. Green Globe is the only travel and tourism certification company to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

For information visit www.greenglobe.com

Alliance Partners

TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH (TÜV): www.tuv.com

Heritage Environmental Management South Africa: www.heritageza.co.za

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA): www.caribbeanhotelassociation.com

Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST): www.cha-cast.com

Green Globe Mexico / ProNatura Sur A.C. www.greenglobe.com.mx

Contact Information

  • Green Globe
    Bradley Cox
    Director of Communications
    phone +1-310-984-6807 x3
    toll free 1-800-915-7920
    fax +1-310-626-9982
    skype bradleygcox
    Green Globe Certification
    703 Pier Avenue, Suite B286
    Hermosa Beach, California 90254 / U.S.A.