Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel in Tbilisi and Radisson Blu Hotel Batumi have been awarded the Green Key International Environmental Award

The Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel in Tbilisi and The Radisson Blu Hotel Batumi are delighted to announce that both hotels have received the Green Key Eco-Label award from the Foundation for Environmental Education. The prestigious award is an eco-certification recognized globally by tourism industries worldwide.

In order to achieve the coveted Green Key certification, the hotels fulfilled a list of environmental requirements covering a wide range of criteria from environmental demands to general staff education. Both hotels transformed many of their environmental policies to meet a series of action plan deadlines and to improve their communication on environmental issues. The Radisson Blu hotels are now among those few companies leading Georgia to a greener more sustainable future via the private sector, and they are setting a standard and an example for others to follow.

Obtaining the Green Key Eco-Label shows the genuine sense of responsibility, which these organizations have for their surrounding environments, their communities and their corresponding societies. The two Radisson Blu Hotels in Georgia embarked on an ambitious journey to obtain the Green Key certificate, and they are continuing to implement a range of environmental protection activities. Both hotels set clear targets aimed at reducing the impact on the environment by saving water and electricity, as well as pro-actively educating staff, guests and suppliers about changes in the hotels’ business practices.

Torbjörn Bodin, General Manager of Radisson Blu Batumi, said, “The fact that both of our hotels in Georgia became Green Key certified so shortly after opening is a testament to our hard work and longstanding commitment to environmental practices and responsible business in general.”

And from Tbilisi: “Responsible business and green ethos is ingrained into our everyday operations. We are delighted that we are leading the way in this area in our country and that an independent third party such as Green Key recognizes our ongoing efforts,” said Michael Jacobi, General Manager Radisson Blu Iveria.

Green Key is a competitive eco-label certification for tourism and leisure establishments that is awarded to companies, which fulfill an extremely comprehensive list of environmental requirements. Obtaining the Green Key certification demonstrates the leadership and responsibility, which both Georgian hotels have taken on in their surrounding community and societies.

Green Key is an eco-label awarded to over 1,800 establishments in 32 countries worldwide. Green Key is a program from the Foundation for Environmental Education, a non-profit organization promoting sustainable development through environmental education. The Radisson Blu hotels’ efforts to ensure a more sustainable future for Georgia are all the more reasons to visit them in Batumi or Tbilisi—not to mention their top-of-the-line luxury, service and fantastic views of a country they are working to keep clean and beautiful.