MyTrail's environmental programme

Clean nature and a vibrant environment are at the heart of everything we do. Without it, we will not exist. We will do our best to make it clean and vibrant in the future as well. We walk our trails with love and respect for nature. We prefer local and sustainable products and try to keep our footprints as green as possible. And because we love our trees, we plant a new one somewhere in the world always when we make a campfire.

MyTrail's environmental policy

  • We want to offer our customers high-quality and sustainably produced services.

  • We recognize negative environmental impacts of our business and are working systematically to reduce them.

  • We follow the Finnish legislation and regulations.

  • Our goals are to increase the environmental awareness of our guests, develop the sustainability of our own procurement, save energy, reduce waste, and develop environmental management and responsibility as a whole.

  • We offer our services in Oulanka, Riisitunturi and Hossa National parks. We have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and we follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism  when operating in the national park.

  • Our environmental work is guided by the Green Activities environmental program for sustainable tourism and Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland program.

 

Why?

For our part, we want to take care of our environment, offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy nature and increase their awareness of the uniqueness of our nature. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact in accordance with the principle of continuous improvement.

 

How do we do that?

  • We walk in nature and choose our destination so that we're saving the terrain. We use build trails and existing facilities, such as fireplaces.

  • We leave no trace. We collect garbage with us and recycle and sort them following the local recycling guidelines.

  • The equipment we use are chosen to last and be durable. We will repair broken ones where possible and give unnecessary equipment for someone else to use.

  • We only use recyclable or washable dishes (Kupilka environmentally friendly dishes for example)

  • Our trail meals include a lot of local ingredients and come from local producers.

  • We minimize food waste by planning meals carefully.

  • We use local products and services always when possible.

  • We tell our guests about the sustainable choices we have made and talk about sustainability by the campfire. We emphasize the special features and values ​​of each nature site, and encourage our guests to act responsibly.

  • The local nature and culture is strongly present in all our activities and programs.

  • It is important to us that our partners also share the same values of sustainability.

  • By working with local companies and tourism association we aim to support sustainable tourism and increase year-round employment in the area.

  • We save water, electricity and heating energy

  • We regularly instruct and train our staff.

  • We co-operate with the national parks in the area (Oulanka and Riisitunturi) accordint to co-operation agreement with Metsähallitus. Read more about Metsähallitus'  and sustainable nature tourism

  • We donate part of our income to the environment every year (WWF, Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation)

MyTrail MunPolku

guide @ mytrail.fi

Tel: +358 50 5606 633

MyTrail MunPolku

Kuusamo, Finland

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