Visit Espoo Sustainably
Enjoy the local flavors and organic dishes at restaurant Johannes, travel sustainably on the numerous cycling routes in beautiful scenery and sleep your night at the Eco Compass certified Hotel GLO Espoo Sello!
Many of the companies operating in the tourism sector in Espoo have been pacemakers in sustainable travel and meetings. Scandic Espoo is the all time second tourism sector company in Finland to get the Nordic Eco Label in 2004. Congress center Dipoli was the first Finnish meeting industry operator to get the WWF Green office certificate 2004. The opening of Finnish Nature Center Haltia in the year 2013 in Nuuksio National Park is an example of ecological architecture. The heating of the building will be ecologically produced on site 100% and the cooling of the building 75%.
Sustainable choises in Espoo:
Sertificates in use in Espoo:
- Eco Compass - Environmental management system for SMEs
- The Nordic Ecolabel - Environmental management system
- WWF's Green office - Environmental management system for offices
- LEED sertificate - Environmental management system for buildings
- Principles of the State Forestry
ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Sustainability Project
Visit Espoo is participating in the agreement with the members of International Conference and Convention Association’s (ICCA), Scandinavian Chapter, to promote sustainable development in the meetings and events industry. Over 50 chapter member organizations including Convention and Visitor Bureaus, Destination Marketing Organizations, Venues and Agencies have signed the Scandinavia Sustainable Meetings Accord. The Accord is the first of its kind in the world that outlines 10 specific actions to which all signatories commit aiming to advance sustainable development within the meetings and events industry.
During the project over 20 cities across the chapter's five countries, have measured and provided data in order to assessing and reporting on the sustainability performance of Scandinavia’s major meetings destinations (Scandinavian Destination Sustainability Index). By sharing performance and stories of sustainability initiatives, the partners are collaborating with a goal to create the world's first sustainable meetings region.
- ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Sustainability project
- Scandinavian Sustainable Meetings Accord
- Scandinavian Destination Sustainability Index 2013
- Scandinavian Destination Sustainability Index 2012