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Sustainability

In recent years sustainability matters have become increasingly important for European Union policies. The hospitality industry has always showed its interest in contributing to the environment aspect of sustainability by focusing amongst others on:

              • More efficient use of resources, including water and energy;
              • Handling of waste;
              • Application of new, greener technologies.

Moreover, HOTREC decided at its 62 General Assembly held in Budapest on 28-29 October 2010 to re-launch the HOTREC Task Force on Sustainability. Its main objective  is to decide on the HOTREC long-term strategy and actions on several legislative and non-legislative issues related to sustainability, such as ecological labels, as well as to revise HOTREC positions in the area so far.

HOTREC Task Force will not only look into the political  initiatives, but also into business experiences and exchange of best practices amongst HOTREC members, which will constitute the basis for any future HOTREC action in this field.

Position Papers: 

  • HOTREC position paper on sustainability  28 October 2011

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HOTREC Working documents : 

  • HOTREC FACTSHEET INNOVATION  1 November 2017

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  • Report on the benefits of low VAT on job creation and competitiveness  4 May 2017

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  • HOTREC guidelines on food waste reduction and recommendations to manage food donations   19 January 2017

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  • Policy Paper on the "sharing" economy: levelling the playing field  5 November 2015

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  • UNWTO GLOBAL CODE OF ETHICS FOR TOURISM  5 November 2015

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  • NET Charter for environmentally sustainable tourism  10 July 2003

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