Naturcamping Langenwald, Höhencamping Königskanzel in the Black Forest (Freudenstadt) and Inselcamp Fehmarn on the Baltic Sea were the first tourism businesses in Germany to meet the stringent criteria of the new EU Ecolabel.
There are 22 mandatory criteria and 46 optional criteria to be met. These include, for example, the phasing-out of coal and the exclusive use of green electricity. Potential reductions in consumption are also targeted. For example, LED lighting and water-saving shower heads are mandatory.
The certificates were presented by Henning Scholtz, who is responsible for the EU Ecolabel on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency and the EU Commission at RAL gGmbH. Scholtz is also President of EUEB, the European Ecolabelling Board. "The EU Ecolabel has been adapted to new requirements, making it even more sustainable. I am pleased that the first three campsites have achieved certification. Of course I hope that more will follow their good example soon."
Left to right: Wolfgang Pfrommer, CEO ECOCAMPING Katherin Kleingarn, Insel-Camp Fehmarn Thomas Eiermann, representing Höhencamping Königskanzel Elisabeth Eiermann, Naturcamping Langenwald Henning Scholtz, RAL, Martin Rolletschek, EU Ecolabel auditor.
Photos: ECOCAMPING Archive