Eco-labelling at restaurants: case of green generation restaurants program

Sunnetcioglu S., Atay L., Korkmaz H.

6th International Conference on Changes in Social and Business Environment (CISABE), Panevezhys, Lithuania, 28 - 29 April 2016, pp.51-57 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Panevezhys
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-57
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Businesses in the tourism sector have started to give importance to environmental practices as a result of the increasing consumer awareness of environmental issues, high costs and state regulations. In this study, we studied the green certification sytems within the scope of restaurant businesses' environmental practices and examined the Green Generation Restaurant Program which is the only industry-specific certification in Turkey. Data are obtained through examining the website contents and various interviews in magazines related to the issue by document analysis. As a result, it was found that there is a significant development for such an initiative in the restaurant sector like other initiatives around the world. However, some deficiencies have been determined in the dissemination of program. (C) 2016 S. Sunnetcioglu, L. Atay, H. Korkmaz. Peer-review under responsibility of the Kaunas University of Technology, Panevezys Faculty of Technologies and Business