Responsibility guides the daily operations of AT NATURE. We are a responsible family-run business considering criteria of sustainable travel in our every day’s activities. We have been accepted into the Sustainable Travel Finland –programme by Visit Finland. Our purpose is to get the Sustainable Travel Finland –label in a year’s time.
Safety is priority in our outdoor activities. We make safety documents for all of our products.
We buy only renewable energy from an electricity company and use well-dried wood in our fireplaces, sauna and activities to minimize the amount of particulate matter. In future we wish to have our own solar power plant on our property.
Recycling has been part of our life for long time. We compost our bio-waste and recycle paper, carton, glass and metal. Unfortunately the recycling of plastic is not possible in Inari at the moment.
Though Finland has almost 170 000 lakes we appreciate our clean water which is why we have built composting and freezing toilet for our guests. We also use only biodegradable detergents. In addition our log sauna has water saving shower and faucets.
We aim to buy long lasting materials for our activities. We use four-stroke snowmobile and wish to have an “e-snowmobile” one day. However most of our activities are powered by our own muscles.
We value biodiversity which is why we e.g. feed birds during cold times and build them birdhouses. We respect the breeding season of all animals so we do not disturb them knowingly during the season. We always maintain an appropriate separation distance when observing wildlife. During our activities we tell about e.g. threats of arctic nature and possible ways people could help the nature to survive.
We serve local or/and organic food for our guests.
Economic responsibility is a basic requirement for our activities. The business must be profitable so we can pay taxes, tax-like payments and other duties required by law. To fulfil our duties we co-operate with an authorized accounting firm. In addition we are a member of the entrepreneur organization Suomen yrittäjät.
We also want to support other local businesses by buying supplies from local producers, hiring local guides and co-operating with other local businesses.
In addition we support local ornithological association (Lapin lintutieteellinen yhdistys=LLY) by donating 5 euros per each of our client to the association. LLY is a member of BirdLife Finland which in turn is the Finnish partner of BirdLife International.
We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. We are a partner of the We Speak Gay community.
We respect the life of locals (being part of it ourselves) and the culture of indigenous people. We buy supplies from local producers always when it is possible. If necessary we hire local guides for our activities.
Some of our activities are accessible (e.g. wheelchair, rollator and stroller).
We do our best that all our guests would have a memorable experience with us. We value the feedback of our guests and want to improve our services based on their feedback at all times.