The interest for sustainable travelling is increasing. More and more visitors expect ambitious sustainable commitment from both the destinations and the individual services. In Åland, several establishments within the tourism industry are already certified for their work in environmental responsibility and sustainability.
Visit Åland coordinates the certification of two international environmental awards, Green Key and Blue Flag, in Åland.
Sustainable operation within the tourism industry
The Green Key award is the leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The Green Key is awarded hotels, smaller accommodation services, camping sites, restaurants, conference centers and museums that meet a set of high standard environmental requirements.
The requirements are both practical and more abstract. For example, the establishments aim to use locally produced and organic food and drinks, lower their water and energy consumption, recycle and separate waste and use eco-friendly cleaning methods. They also inform and encourage their customers to sustainable activities and educate their staff in environmental work.
Today there are more than 3 200 Green Key certified establishments in more than 60 countries. At the moment, more than 20 sites are awarded the Green Key certificate in Åland. You can find them all below.
Green Key sites on Åland
Brobacka Gästhem & Kafé
Havsvidden Resort & Restaurang
Hotell Arkipelag & Restaurang
Park Alandia Hotell & Restaurang
Carlsro Badhotell & Restaurang
Restaurang Pub Stallhagen
Alandica Konferens & Kongress
Restaurang Mormors Gröna Hus & Café Humlan
You can find more information on the official website of Green Key International.