As sustainability is of paramount importance to, Ouwehands Zoo we are very proud to hold this quality mark. The Green Key award is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism and recreation, and meeting and conference location industries. Green Key award organisations are seriously and verifiably committed to sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR,) and look after both their corporate and surrounding natural environment.
In order to be eligible for the Green Key award, entrepreneurs must take many measures relating to environmental care and CSR. These measures are partly obligatory, partly optional. Green Key Netherlands has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more optional measures an entrepreneur takes, the higher the final outcome is. By being awarded the Golden Green Key, Ouwehands Zoo demonstrates that sustainable undertakings are an important part of its operational management.
Ouwehands Zoo was again awarded the Golden Green Key in 2015. The Stichting Keurmerk Milieu, Veiligheid en Kwaliteit (Environment, Safety and Quality Hallmark Association) has granted dispensation as regards lighting. Ouwehands Zoo will replace the lighting it has in place at various locations with more sustainable applications in stages.
You can read the CSR statement of Ouwehands Zoo here.