Environment and sustainability

We take nature and sustainability into account in all of our decisions

Environment and sustainability are our core values

We take environment and sustainability into account in all our decisions and actions. This means for example CO2-free electricity and heating, building cottages that last over 100 years, recycling everything possible and minimizing our water consumption.

We follow and minimize our CO2 emissions yearly and compensate for the part that we cannot remove.

Why is nature so dear to us?

Hawkhill is a family company in the third generation. Our cottages and villas are only a short bike ride away from our childhood home. The surrounding woods and the Nuuksio National Park were our playgrounds when we were children. We want to make sure that the Finnish nature and the planet as a whole stays clean also in the future.

Being ecological is one of the key values at Hawkhill and it drives all of our decisions.

Ecological travel business?

We take the surrounding nature and sustainability into account in all of our business decisions and actions. This means for example that we do not use dispensable products in catering, we favor vegetable and game ingredients, we recycle, we use nuclear energy for electricity, we compensate for the emissions that we make and we build our cottages to last over 100 years. Our goal is to minimize our business' load on the nature by developing our operations continuously. We train and update our environmental knowledge so that we can do the right thing.

Involving our guests and business partners

One big part of our environmental work is to guide and teach our guests, so that they know how what impact their actions have on the environment and make it easy for them to make the right choices. Small actions and the right attitude can make a real difference!

We expect that our business partners share the same values and are committed on making the right choices for the environment.

Hawkhill's environment policy

  • We minimize and reduce our environmental impact by continuously developing our operations
  • Our goal is CO2-free business by 2020
  • We build ecologically from timber (carbon sink) and to last over 100 years
  • We guide our guests on how to act ecologically
  • We promote environmental protection actively and take part in discussion in social media
  • We support and take part in circular economy
  • We are committed to our environment certification program (Green Key)

Green Key environmental certificate

Our company was awarded the Green Key award for responsible and sustainable operation within tourism industry. The Green Key program supports our environmental work and helps us push our business to be even more environment-friendly.

Forerunner in sustainable travel

We really want to make an impact on people and businesses as well as the society. Our goal is to lead by example on how to run sustainable travel business. Our hope is that others will follow.