Certification Levels / Recognition

Green Globe Certified Member

Certified Member status is awarded to Green Globe members that are certified against all requisite criteria within the Green Globe Standard for Travel & Tourism (or their sectorial Standard). Certification is confirmed annualy when more than 50% of the criteria’s related indicators are achieved.  Green Globe certification criteria are organised into key themes: Sustainable Management; Social/Economic; Cultural Heritage; Environment. Green Globe reserves all rights in respect to awarding certification. Certified Members must also complete independent and  mandatory onsite and desktop audits in alternating years.

Green Globe Gold Member

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Gold Member status is awarded to Green Globe members that are certified for 5 consecutive years. This prestigious designation is only possible when a member meets all  requisite criteria within the Green Globe Standard for Travel & Tourism (or their sectorial Standard) and have completed the independent and  mandatory onsite and desktop audits in alternating years. 

Gold membership is not automatically granted upon completion of these base requirements, but is awarded after a review of overall member performance during the 5 year period to ensure that continuous  effort has been made in the key themes: Sustainable Management; Social/Economic; Cultural Heritage; Environment. Green Globe reserves all rights in respect to elevating members to Gold Membership as this is an elite group of enterprises that have invested significant time and resources to ensure their operations and the welfare of their people and community are managed sustainability for future generations.

Green Globe Platinum Member

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Platinum Member status is awarded to Green Globe members that are certified for 10 consecutive years. This is the highest level designation offered by Green Globe and similar to Gold Membership is only possible when a member meets all  requisite criteria within the Green Globe Standard for Travel & Tourism (or their sectorial Standard) and have complete the independent and  mandatory onsite and desktop audits in alternating years. 

Platinum membership is not automatically granted upon completion of these base requirements, but is awarded after a review of overall member performance during the 10 year period to ensure that continuous  effort has been made in the key themes: Sustainable Management; Social/Economic; Cultural Heritage; Environment. Green Globe reserves all rights in respect to elevating members to Platinum Membership as these members represent the highest level of achievement  and stand as first class exemplars of continuous improvement in sustainable operations and management.