Haltia is an eco-friendly wooden building
Sustainable tourism in the middle of nature
Haltia encourages you to enjoy nature!
Haltia’s services are built with nature in mind. Routes to Haltia have been created by considering the natural value of the area. The service structures of these routes are long-term and their life-cycle costs are low. The maintenance of the Nature Centre is designed to have a minimal impact on local nature. Haltia visitors are given tips to protect nature and promote rubbish-free hiking.
Haltia has established a sustainable development team that meets regularly.
Sustainable and eco-labelled products are favoured in procurement. The products sold in the Haltia shop are selected carefully and they support the reinforcement of people’s relationship with nature. Haltia sorts and recycles waste efficiently. Both personnel and visitors are instructed to sort their waste correctly.
Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland manage Haltia’s actions. Haltia operates in compliance with the Metsähallitus Responsibility Programme. Metsähallitus has been granted the ISO14001 environmental management system certificate.
The operator of Restaurant Haltia, Delicatessen Ravintolapalvelut, has been granted the EcoCompass certificate. The extra heat produced by the kitchen appliances of Restaurant Haltia is recovered and used efficiently. The food served by the restaurant is, for the most part, of domestic origin, and the restaurant favours locally produced ingredients and foods. The restaurant uses sustainably caught fish, serves vegetarian food daily and utilises most of its food waste.
Finland Naturally Experiences, responsible for Haltia’s operative actions, was awarded the Green Activities certificate in 2021. As a certified operator, Finland Naturally Experiences is committed to, for example, increasing environmental awareness among its personnel and customers, promoting energy and water efficiency, and reducing the environmental impact of its operations. The Green Activities certificate is granted and monitored by social enterprise Going Green Oy, owned by FEE Suomi.
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