SUSTAINABILITY - Portugali

Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY AS A GUIDELINE FOR A FINNISH FAMILY BUSINESS

Responsibility guides our choices and operations, and we also guide our customers to do so. For us, responsibility is constantly present and guarantees that our operations will continue in the future.

Find out more about our responsible actions here and help us on the way to a more sustainable direction.

Responsibility guides our choices and operations, and we also guide our customers to do so. For us, responsibility is constantly present and guarantees that our operations will continue in the future.

Find out more about our responsible actions here and help us on the way to a more sustainable direction.

Communicating with the nature

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

We are strongly involved in the development of environmentally friendly accommodation and program services. Our mission is to be a responsible place to experience, visit and act. We offer options that allow our customers to save resources and energy. This requires us to have well-thought-out environmental expertise that suits our customers’ needs and targets, and to minimise our own environmental impact.

Our environmental policy requires us to adhere to sustainable development both in our own operations and in the services and programs we provide to our customers.

  • we tell customers about our environmental work and the impact of everyday choices
  • in order to improve our services and implement environmental aspects, we invest in the training of our staff
  • we buy larger quantities at once, also taking into account transport costs
    we prefer vegetarian food, game and lake fish
  • we prepare meals individually and we donate the waste to those in need
  • we use eco-labeled detergents and domestic Osmian shampoos and soaps
  • engaging partners in environmental work

RENEWABLE ENERGY

We use renewable energy

  • own geothermal system
    own 7 kWp solar power plant
  • as additional electricity we buy wind power
  • we use firewood from nearby forests at the fireplaces and for heating the sauna and living room (storage fireplace)

SAVING ENERGY

We save energy 

  • Air source heat pump
  • led lights
  • gas cooker
  • wood-heated sauna and fireplaces

HONORING SORTING

We recycle all waste and guide our customers to it. Let’s take care of natural resources together.

  • biowaste
  • glass
  • metal
  • carton
  • paper
  • bottles & cans
  • finally mixed waste

”I liked the fact they have focused on sustainability and that they’ve put effort in recyclingT. Would love to come again.”

Saara Kahri (original in Finnish, in English own translations)

LOCAL COOPERATION

We work closely with other entrepreneurs in the area.

  • we are involved in the Nuuksio Lakeland project
  • we prefer Finnish local and organic products in the area, as well as local guides, program makers and catering companies
  • we co-operate with the Vihtiläinen Kisälli workshop for the mentally disabled

FOSTERING FOLK TRADITION

Our programs are based on Finnish traditions and we cherish Finnish culture.

The event and party venue Wäinölä of Nuuksio, is a place where Finnish traditions foster, and it is named after the home village of Väinämöinen, the great hero of the Kalevala, and was built in the spirit of the Iron Age.

FURNITURE AND TABLEWARE

Almost all of our furniture is second-hand and traditional furniture.

The beds and tables are new, but made in Finland.

We do not use disposable tableware and instruct our customers to use the table setting of the villa for 20 people from sparkling wine glasses to dessert plates. In Wäinölä, we use some of our own clay pots, and we use ecological Kupilka dishes in the campfire service.