In 2019, Santa’s Hotels has begun the process for ISO:14001 environmental certificate.
In the end of the process Santa’s Hotels will have its own environmental programme that will cover all properties.
Santa’s Hotels is a family owned local hotel chain operating in four destination in Finnish Lapland as well as in Kalajoki, Otstrobothnia. We in Santa’s Hotels believe in taking responsibility, strength of positivity, discretion and of course in Santa Claus.
Santa’s Hotels Environmental Policy
We want to offer our guests high-quality and sustainable services.
We have recognized the negative environmental impacts of our business and we are working systematically to reduce those impacts. We follow the current laws and regulations.
Each environmental team in Santa’s Hotels units are responsible for the chain’s environmental policies to be implemented in everyday procedures and our guests’ stays. The long term goal of our environmental work is to reducing energy and water consumption; reducing the amount of waste; increasing the sustainability of our purchases and improving the management of environmental and sustainability issues as a whole.
Our environmental policy is guided by the international ISO:14001 environmental standard.
Santa’s Hotels -chain’s strategic board has accepted this updated environmental policy on 10 February 2020.
We want to do our part in taking care of the environment and saving resources, and at the same time satisfy our customers that appreciate quality. We are committed to a long-term development of environmental matters and wish to do our best in it.
What we do?
We save electricity, energy and water by adapting our practices. We recycle effectively and follow our energy and water consumption as well as the produced waste amounts.
We guide and train our staff regularly. Our customers also get a chance to influence environmental matters on their part with the help of information in the room folders.
We participate in several environmental projects, for example in the energy efficiency agreement of the Finnish Hotel and Restaurant Association.
We promote public transportation to our customers by providing accurate information about timetables and ticket prices.
Water and energy consumption
We have invested in efficient and modern automated property technology which controls and adjusts air conditioning and temperatures in freezer and refridgerators.
We have changed our toilets, showers and taps into water-saving models.
We control lighting with motion detectors and timers so that lights go on only when needed.
We have changed all disposable individually packed soaps and shampoos into dispensers.
We do not use individually packed food (for example cereal) in breakfast.
We follow the local regulations in recycling.
By working closely with destination marketing companies such us Visit Rovaniemi and Inari-Saariselkä Tourism Ltd we aim to create new travel products and events which support all-year round tourism in our destinations. By increasing demand our goal is to increase all-year round jobs.
We follow the Finnish legislation and collective agreement with all the aspects of employment.
We train our mostly local employees on annual basis.
Local culture and people
Local culture is strongly present in all the activities and excursion we promote.
We sell local products in our in-house shops.
We use local ingredients in our restaurants.
We take part in several local projects and events throughout the year. For example the annual benefit dance evening in Saariselkä donates all entrance ticket profit into charity via Inari municipality.