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.
16 July 2020
HOTREC Position Paper on the Farm to Fork Strategy
HOTREC acknowledges that the Farm to Fork Strategy is part of the EU Green Deal and welcomes its aim to make food systems fair, healthy, environmentally-friendly and resilient to crisis such as COVID-19. HOTREC also believes that the Strategy will contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and supports the Strategy's following objectives.
26 May 2020
HOTREC Position Paper on Sustainability in the hospitality sector: Towards sustainable tourism in Europe
Our position paper on sustainability in the hospitality sector: "Towards sustainable tourism in Europe" focuses on HOTREC's active engagement in various sustainability-related activities at EU and UN level and what's next to contribute pave the way to a sustainable hospitality and tourism industry in Europe.
28 October 2011
/ position paper on sustainability
18 July 2018
HOTREC position on the draft Directive to reduce the impact of plastics on the environment
Position on the Commission's proposal to reduce the use of some single-use plastics and to ban other single-use plastics from the placing on the market.
1 November 2017
/ HOTREC FACTSHEET INNOVATION
19 January 2017
/ HOTREC guidelines on food waste reduction and recommendations to manage food donations
5 November 2015
/ UNWTO GLOBAL CODE OF ETHICS FOR TOURISM
10 July 2003
/ NET Charter for environmentally sustainable tourism