About Going Green
VisitScotland has devised an initiative for businesses interested in "greening" their operations. At present, 10% of Scottish businesses are taking part in VisitScotland’s Green Tourism Business Scheme. To enable more businesses to benefit from greater awareness of greener practices, VisitScotland has developed the Going Green checklist.
The checklist and associated information, gives you:
Going green is easier than you think and will benefit your business in more ways than you may realise. It is about saving money by implementing simple, practical ideas.
By undertaking actions listed on the checklist you are taking steps towards sustainability and Green Tourism Business Scheme accreditation.
To benefit from the Going Green initiative you must be participating in one of VisitScotland's Quality Assurance schemes.
Going Green makes good business sense with rising overheads such as energy bills, as working in this way is just about being less wasteful and as efficient as possible. Participation in Going Green is free of charge.
Our new Sustainable Tourism Resource Centre - www.scotland-sustainabletourism.com - has been created to support tourism businesses by providing information on sustainable business practices. Click on the link to read case studies, download useful resources and find out more about the events programme that we are running across Scotland to encourage tourism businesses to participate in sustainable business practices.