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Environmentally certified companies in Levi

According to Visit Finland, Finland has been working towards sustainable tourism since the 1990s. Several different certifications are currently available for tourism companies to develop responsible tourism. The certification content varies greatly, as some of the certifications cover all aspects of sustainable tourism, while others focus primarily on minimising environmental impact. According to Business Finland, almost a thousand tourism companies in Finland are already involved in a sustainable development programme.

Several environmental certifications have been issued to the tourism industry, the most commonly used in the Levi region; Sustainable Travel Finland, Green Key, Green Activities and the international ISO 14001 environmental management certification.

There are numerous companies in Levi that have already obtained an environmental management certification, and many companies are currently on the pathway to obtaining an environmental management certification.

In Levi, the Kittilä Airport, Leviday villas, Break Sokos Hotel Levi, Hotel Hullu Poro (Hotelli Hullu Poro), Levi Ski Resort, Peak Lapland, Lapland Hotels Snow Village, and Lapland Hotels Sirkantähti have all obtained the Sustainable Travel Finland certification. In addition, Visit Levi has been awarded the WWF (the World Wide Fund for Nature) Green Office environmental management certification. After receiving the certification, Visit Levi is the northernmost Green Office in Finland.

The following companies have obtained their Green Key environmental certification: Break Sokos Hotel Levi, Design Hotel Levi, Levi Hotel Spa, Levi Suites, Levin Iglut (Levi Igloos) – Golden Crown, Northern Lights Village, Polar Star Apartments and Leviday villas. The Green Activities programme has been completed by four companies: Discover Lapland, Lapin Luontoelämys (Lapland’s Nature Experience), All Huskies, and GreenTrek. Discover Lapland, which offers various nature trips, was Finland's first environmentally certified programme service company.

Levi Ski Resort and Hotel Hullu Poro (Hotelli Hullu Poro) have obtained the international ISO 14001 environmental management certification. Ecocompass, a certificate designed based on the international ISO 14001 standard, has been obtained by Lapland Hotels Sirkantähti, Lapland Safaris and Peak Lapland.

The Kittilä gold mine, Agnico Eagle Finland, also encourages companies in Levi to participate in sustainable tourism and certification programmes. Agnico Eagle has set up a sponsorship fund, and companies that have obtained an environmental certification can apply for financial aid for their certification fees.

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