In 2002 the province of Cremona launched a European project aimed at the promotion of green procurement in public administrations: "GPPnet: green public procurement network".
At present the province of Cremona is the responsible for the coordination of the 21 provinces of the National Work Team GPPnet and it cooperates with the Ministry for the Environment in the drawing of a national plan for green procurement.
The conception and use of the logo "Green hospitality" is aimed at encouraging both professionals and tourists to respect the environment and to save resources.
For tourists the guarantees resulting from the presence of the certification are the following:
- reduction of air, water and soil pollution thanks above all to the use of environmentally friendly products
- appropriate garbage disposal
- energy saving
The logo Ospitalità Italiana (Italian Hospitality) is a certification promoted by IS.NA.R.T. scpa – National Tourism Research Institute and by Chambers of Commerce to stimulate high-quality tourist offer in Italy.
The businesses that receive this certification chose to pursue quality and they decide to put themselves at stake every year by undergoing audits carried out by external staff.
The logo Ospitalità Italiana (Italian Hospitality) provides the current and potential clients with an objective evaluation of the level of the offered services and represents a guarantee, for both professionals and tourists, of visibility, image clarity, quality, user-friendliness and shared values between sellers and buyers.
Hotels, restaurants, agritourisms, bathing establishments, campsites that expose the logo Ospitalità Italiana (Italian Hospitality) guarantee high standards of hospitality and service and a good price/quality ratio making your stay the most satisfying.