What is the environmental impact of a hotel? Guests at a growing number of hotels in France and Morocco are now able to see quantified information of the hotel’s ecological footprint through environmental displays. This initiative is led by the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, with the support of ADEME (Agency for the Environment and Energy Management).

Implemented in

  • Europe and Central Asia
  • France

Sector of activity

Type of initiative
Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

Start date


The labelling initiative aims to transparently communicate and summarize the main environmental impacts of hotels with an in fine suggested environmental footprint action plan to reduce these impacts and the operating costs.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • Webconferences organised to present good practices to reduce environmental impacts for the hospitality industry

Outcome level

SCP changes in practice

  • Support 10 hotels in a specific territory (Corsica) for reducing their environmental impacts

Coordination on SCP

  • Comité de pilotage pour déployer l'affichage environnemental des hôtels en France

SCP monitoring and reporting

  • A software to measure and optimize the environmental impacts for the hospitality sector

Impact and Results

To date, this pioneering project of the French Government has been deployed across 80 hotels in France and three hotels in Morocco. Looking ahead, 120 more French hotels are in line to be part of the initiative by the end of 2018.