Awarded in 2022
In July 2022, Basata became the first in Egypt, Middle East, Africa & Asia.
Basata aims to increase the use of environmentally friendly and sustainable methods of operation to reduce the overall use of resources. The Lodge also tries to raise awareness to help inspire behavioral changes in its guests, staff members and suppliers.
The Green Key criteria focus on environmental management, technical requirement and the initiatives taken for the involvement of guests, staff and suppliers. Some of the stated categories covered for assessment are:
Basata is committed to being responsible to the environment, community, and its employees. Through the Green Key certification Basata's guests can be fully confident that the claims about being an environmentally responsible business are third party verified and that all actions & reports done by Basata are trust worthy & transparent.
What is Green Key
Green Key is an international eco-label for tourism facilities. Since 1994, Green Key has been a leading standard of excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The Green Key programme is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
Green Key provides a well-proven framework for an establishment to work with its environmental management on sustainability issues, including awareness raising. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent on-site audits. Green Key is eligible for hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centers, restaurants, and attractions.
For guests, a Green Key shows that the establishment is committed to reducing the environment impact of their stay.
The Green Key program is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030 addressed by the United Nations.