The BEST WESTERN PLUS downtown Quebec hotel is proud to be part of the Green Key Eco-Rating Program created by Canada’s Hotel Association. It is a graduate rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their fiscal and environmental performance.
Based on the results of a thorough environmental audit, a Green Key rating from 1 to 5 is given to hotels as well as guidance on how to find methods to reduce operating costs and impacts on the environment through reduced consumption of energy, training staff and with the management of the subcontracting chain.
The allocation of a number of Green Keys is defined as follows:
A hotel that has taken first steps to reduce environmental impacts by analyzing its operations and identifying opportunities for improvement. An action plan focusing on resource conservation and waste minimization has been established, and is supported by a firm commitment to continual improvement.
A hotel that has taken considerable strides to identify environmental impacts and implement policies and programs to minimize its ecological footprint. A firm commitment to continual improvement has resulted in programs and actions that have shown effective results.
A hotel that has taken significant steps to protect the environment. Strong environmental programs, best management practices, training programs, and engineering solutions have been implemented which have benefited the environment and the local community.
A hotel that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through its wide-ranging policies and practices. The hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results.
A hotel that exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel employs cutting edge technologies, policies, and programs that set the international standard for sustainable hotel operations.