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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, Break Sokos Hotel Levi, Hotel Hullu Poro (Hotelli Hullu Poro), Levi Ski Resort and Eat Shoot Drive have all obtained the Sustainable Travel Finland certification. In addition, Visit Levi was awarded the WWF (the World Wide Fund for Nature) Green Office environmental management certification in June. After receiving the certification, Visit Levi is the northernmost Green Office in Finland.

The following companies have obtained their Green Key environmental certification: Design Hotel Levi, Levi Hotel Spa, Levi Suites, Levin Iglut (Levi Igloos) – Golden Crown, the Northern Lights Village and Polar Star Apartments. The Green Activities programme for programme service companies in Levi has been completed by two companies, Discover Lapland and Lapin Luontoelämys (Lapland’s Nature Experience). 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. 

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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