Global environmental destruction is getting worse. It is no longer possible to sit on the sidelines and spectate. Our winters are disrupted, the arctic is warming faster than expected and our politicians are moving too slow!
Recently having moved to our new location we decided to do our part, and focus on building a sustainable and responsible business.
It won’t happen overnight but will happen!
STEPS TAKEN FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
ECO certified electricity from wind power.
Buildings built with local wood, geothermal heat exchangers, Natural insulation, and partly heated with firewood sourced from own forests.
Reduced paper wastage by not using paper-cups, and disposable drying towels, but by using long lasting machine washable biodegradable cups, and cotton hand-towels.
Separation and recycling of waste and composting dog and kitchen waste.
Modern fleet of fuel injected 4-stroke snowmobiles, for lower emissions.
Company vehicle is a modern fuel efficient diesel with Adblue system to reduce harmful sulphur emissions.
We participate in project to supply electric recharge points for the electric vehicles in rural areas.
Install solar panels for summer use and overall reduction of grid electricity
Switch to electric snowmobiles and quad for some of the daily work.
Inventory and register own forest as a carbon sink, and manage it in a way to compensate for our Carbon emissions. (goal is carbon neutral)
Invest in Electric vehicles for daily kennel chores.
STEPS TAKEN FOR THE SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
Open days for local village.
Employ as much local as possible.
Focus on Year Round employment to provide people a living wage.
Respect for local reindeer culture.
Work with local landowners to develop a sustainable net of dogsledding trail.
We participate in animal welfare projects and research in cooperation with University of Lapland to add knowledge in people about dog sledding culture and animal welfare.
The Sustainable Travel Finland label makes it easier for travelers to recognize a tourism company and destination that takes sustainability seriously. This label is only awarded to those that have completed the Sustainable Travel Finland program and fulfilled the criteria.
We are proud to use 100% renewable energy at Bearhill Husky. Distributed by Nordic Green Energy and certified annually, all of our electricity is generated by either wind, water or solar power and is verified in accordance with the European Guarantee of Origin.
Vaolo believes in inspiring change through travel and human connections. As a certified Vaolo destination, we have shown our values and commitment to sustainable social, economic and environmental practices including our available accommodations and activities. The Vaolo certification is a true guarantee of quality for travelers.