Objective of the project

Voluntary eco-certification is being introduced to ensure that small medium-sized businesses successfully adapt to the green economy in the face of climate change, as well as to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.

The main goal is to popularize the use of green technologies in construction, in the provision of services and in the use of food products.

What is eco-certification and eco-labeling?

  • Eco-certification or eco-label is evidence of recognition of products and services that have a lower impact on the environment than similar products and services.
  • Eco-labels will contribute to additional demand for eco-hotels, eco-cafes, etc. that is, the impact of the business sector on the environment will be mitigated.
  • At the initial stage, the introduction of eco-certification will be carried out within the framework of the PERETO project. There will be a selection of 20 hotels, cafes and restaurants, where an environmental audit will be carried out and a quality mark will be issued. Its authenticity can be verified in the database.

Relevance and numbers:

Is it relevant?

According to Booking.com’s 2019 Green Travel Report, 70% of tourists are more likely to book a property knowing it is ECO-FRIENDLY

Briefly about the numbers:

As of January 1, 2022, more than 118 thousand entities engaged in the tourism sector were registered in the Kyrgyz Republic. According to experts, eco-labels in the hospitality industry inform customers about what sustainable practices have been implemented. Quality assessment is used in many European countries, Egypt, Japan, etc.

Main criteria for eco-certification:

Environmental management

Water conservation and wastewater management

Waste management

Energy saving and implementation (RES)

Sustainable material management

Eco-transport and eco-mobility

Eco-friendly practices in surrounding areas (if applicable)

Social responsibility

Eco-transport and eco-mobility