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ECO certification

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ECO certification is an ecolabel given out by the Malta Tourism Authority to hotels on the islands of Malta. Approximately 15% of hotels on the Maltese Islands are ECO certified translating to almost 30% of hotel rooms.

To participate, hotels must comply with a number of criteria all aimed at improving their environmental performance and increasing environmental awareness amongst employees.

The following are the main areas covered by the criteria: environmental management, waste management, procurement, energy, water, air quality, noise, building and green areas, local culture, and information dissemination.

Learn more: ECO certification websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with ECO certification's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following Adi Associates are certified to ISO 14001 and have an internal Quality Management set-up. Staff have been trained in EMS (MSA BS 8555, ISO 14000, EMAS), EMAS verification, Internal Auditing, and provide support (as legal experts) to accreditation companies during ISO 14001 and EMAS audits of local companies.

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Malta Tourism Authority

Member of

Other

Type

Other

Also manages

None.

Organization type: Public Entity

Member of: The Malta Tourism Authority became a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council in August 2011 - www.gstcouncil.org


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2002

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Tourism


Where this ecolabel is found
Malta



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Last updated: 20 January 2012