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ETIC Hotels

The aim behind the ETIC project is to develop and encourage sustainable and ethical behaviour to various brands all over the world. The founders, Mina and Olivier, who had been travelling for years, found that most hotels and resorts around the world were missing consistent and standardized ways of adapting to local cultures, and adopting internal policies towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of managing a hotel or resort.

After setting up ETIC and its ETIC Ethical Fashion Standard (NEFS), Mina has decided to pursue the project to hotels and resorts globally. From this, the ETIC Ethical Hotels Standard (NEHS) was born. Hotels and resorts will now be rated on their Environment, Social and Governance acts according to the NEHS.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to create an unrivaled global community for environment conscious people willing to travel to ethical and sustainable hotels and resorts.

Our Mission

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ETIC HOTELS

The aim behind the ETIC project is to develop and encourage sustainable and ethical behaviour to various brands all over the world.

The founders, Olivier Khatib and Mina Habchi, who had been travelling for years, found that most hotels and resorts around the world were missing consistent and standardized ways of adapting to local cultures, and adopting internal policies towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of managing a hotel or resort.

After firstly setting up ETIC and its ETIC Ethical Fashion Standard (NEFS), Mina has decided to pursue the project to hotels and resorts globally. From this, the ETIC Ethical Hotels Standard (NEHS) was born. Hotels and resorts will now be rated on their Environment, Social, Culture and Site Protection, as well as Sustainable Management acts according to the NEHS.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF ETIC HOTELS?

ETIC Hotels aims to rate and monitor hotels and resorts’ environment impact, social and governance behaviour and policies.

This latter is carried out by assessing more than 500 metrics at all levels of hotels and resorts. Metrics are both looked upon hotels’ internal policies and acts, but also news and government/NGO reports.

Finally, the metrics are aggregated into the ETIC Ethical Hotels Standard (NEHS) and a score out of 100 is assigned to each hotel or resort.

- ETIC Hotels aims to provide high-quality guidance to hotels and resorts for Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance purposes.

- ETIC Hotels aims to push hotels to protect the culture and heritage of their operation locations.

- ETIC Hotels aims to push hotels to promote diversity, equality, inclusion, health, welfare and human rights of their work force.

- ETIC Hotels aims to push hotels to always act in accordance with local law.

Since then, ETIC Hotels has achieved great results, and is constantly enhancing hotels’ internal processes but are also having a green impact on the hotels’ employees, the local communities and the environment hotels are operating in.

WHAT MAKES A HOTEL ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE?

We want to show people that sustainable can undoubtedly be luxurious too. Actually, the more sustainable a hotel is, the more luxurious it is!

Many hotels, from the more budget-friendly to the more luxurious, are taking steps to make their practices and business more sustainable. Amongst these latter include:

- Energy Conservation
- Water Conservation
- Recycling and Waste Reduction
- Cleaning Products
- Food Preparation
- Bottled Water Alternatives
- Menu Selection
- Spas
- Bath Amenities
- Room Keys

Moreover, many other practices have to also be taken into account. Eco-responsible and sustainable hotels must preserve the lifestyle and the uniqueness of the destination, while respecting the local community and minimising their impact on the environment.

A SELECTION OF THE FINEST ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD

With over 3,000 hotels in more than 130 countries, we aim to select only the hotels that have implemented ethical and sustainable processes and structures. Even though it can take time for hotels to be fully eco-conscious and ‘ESG’ compliant, we believe in the hard-work these latter have put into their places.

We look for the little gems that offer authentic and one-of-a-kind experiences.

WHY TRAVELING TO ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE HOTELS ONLY?

The world is facing a climate change challenge. Only us can change our habits and the way we do things to counter this change as much as possible. Therefore, if you’re conscious of your carbon footprint, you’ll want to be selective in where you stay when you’re on holiday.

“The more transparency will be delivered by hotels and resorts, the more pressure will be added to unethical and non-sustainable establishments. The hope of ETIC Hotels is to push every hotel to adopt environment-friendly policies and adapt to local cultures, heritage and communities. The more “ESG” a hotel is, the more sustainable this hotel will be.”

– Mina Habchi, Co-founder of ETIC

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