The Green Stay Knowledge Hub

Comparing the environmental impact of hotels stays has been impossible.Until now.


Our Green Stay Initiative takes a scientific approach to decarbonizing hotel stays and establishes sustainable best practices.

It is based on industry approaches, such as the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI), the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and work by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

The benefits of going green

The HRS Green Stay Initiative gives travelers and businesses a standardized way to compare the sustainability of different hotel stays.

Traveler benefits:

HRS offers transparency, within booking tools that highlight the footprint for any given property.

Business benefits:

The data included in the procurement platform provides active steering capabilities to decision makers, on hotel carbon emissions, water and waste management. Plus, API data feeds internal carbon reporting.

Hotel benefits:

HRS offers hotel owners a free, online footprint analysis, aligned with global standards. We also benchmark their competitors, helping them to stay ahead. And we offer marketing support for verified footprint-reducing investments.

Hotel Chains supporting HRS Green Stay:

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Green Stay Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub is a thought leading program that supports the hotel industry in navigating the complexities on their sustainability journey, for their stake in the social responsibility, responding to an increased traveler awareness and ultimately also for their business continuity.

The Green Stay Knowledge Hub is proudly presented by TrainingAid, a renown education provider in the hospitality sector.

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Prominent Green Stay Chains

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The HRS Green Stay Initiative champions the environment on multiple levels:

Encourages travelers to make green booking decisions.

Provides transparency, reporting and steering capabilities for a greener hotel program.

Helps hotels assess their environmental footprint free of charge, using data and minimal effort.


How we do it


Redefining sustainable
business travel.


of the earth’s surface will be uninhabitable by 2070, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated.


of the emissions of an average business trip are accounted for by hotels.


of business decision makers prefer hotels that are transparent about sustainability, for reasons of compliance.


HRS a proud signatory of the Climate Pledge

HRS is now one of only 313 global companies to join The Climate Pledge. An ambitious initiative, with signatories pledging to implement decarbonization strategies and efficiency improvements to achieve Net-Zero annual carbon emissions by 2040, a decade in advance of goals formalized in the Paris Agreement.

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