MTA-ECO certification scheme for the hospitality sector
ECO certification aims to improve the sustainable performance of hotels on the Maltese Islands.
There are several focus areas including energy efficiency, reducing water consumption, waste management and green procurement. The scheme also aims to increase sustainable awareness amongst employees as well as hotel guests.The ECO certification scheme is the national standard for ensuring the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels on the Maltese Islands and has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as fully reflecting the GSTC criteria. The scheme was launched by the Malta Tourism Authority in 2002, updated in 2008 and 2012, and today represents over 16% of hotel accommodation covering 5-star, 4-star and 3-star categories