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Environmental Management and Sustainable Labels in the Ski Industry: A Critical Review


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Department of Management, University of Turin, 218 bis, Corso Unione Sovietica, 10134 Turin, Italy

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NatRisk—Research Centre on Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Environments, University of Turin, 218 bis, Corso Unione Sovietica, 10134 Turin, Italy





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Academic Editor: Alessandro Ruggieri

Abstract Sustainability is increasing in importance in relation to the competitiveness of winter tourism, particularly when considering mountain destinations. Exploring in more detail winter tourism related to ski resorts, operators are especially concerned about environmental issues caused by climate change. Therefore, they have gradually become aware of the importance of finding adequate solutions to cope with such issues as well as being able to sensitize tourists. The main goal of this paper is to analyze the different sustainable tools that can be adopted by the ski industry. In this field there appear to be two main approaches. The first line is that of sustainable labels being applied to local ski resorts; whereas the second consists in operators—such as the managers of cable cars—making use of specific labels or management systems that are environmentally oriented. View Full-Text

Keywords: ski industry; environmental management; sustainability; eco-labels ski industry; environmental management; sustainability; eco-labels





Author: Stefano Duglio 1,2,* and Riccardo Beltramo 1,2

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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