Green accommodation and meeting venues can be identified when searching the website, Visitnorway.com/meetings by a green icon. This means that these products are certified as environmentally friendly and have earned a green certificate by Norwegian standards.
They meet strict ecological and performance-related criteria within categories such as waste, water, energy, purchase, chemicals and more. The green certifications are a voluntary arrangement and include an independent control.
For example, the Scandic Hotels group has more than 100 hotels with the Nordic Swan eco-label and serves filtered water, organic coffee and food at meetings, as well as using eco-friendly stationary. The Rica Hotels chain serves food at meetings that has only travelled a short distance and has abolished the use of disposable items for catering.