Sustainability at Visit Tampere - Visit Tampere

Sustainability at Visit Tampere

21.02.2019

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Visit Tampere Ltd is strongly committed to environmental sustainability. We recognize that aiming for good performance in sustainability is an on-going learning and development process.

Through policy and operational practices, sustainability will be taken into account in all of our operations for example in following ways: 

  • incorporation of environmentally responsible initiatives in decision making;
  • every-day work practices that promote sustainability, including energy savings measures, increasing the use of renewable resources, decreasing production of waste materials and choosing sustainably and ethically produced goods and services whenever appropriate;
  • encouraging staff to arrive to work on foot, by bike or by using public transportation;
  • practical guidelines for our office personnel on how to minimize the use of resources and sort out the recyclable materials during the working day;
  • increasing the amount of vegetarian foods served at different functions;
  • providing educational programs and encouraging environmental awareness for staff, partners, conference and event organizers, delegates and the local community in positive environmental practices;
  • communication policy stating, that our partners’ sustainability initiatives and achievements are actively promoted. We encourage our partners to show strong commitment towards improvement in sustainable policies and practices in order to work together towards a more sustainable Tampere;
  • developing a sustainable travel program in co-operation with Visit Finland;

Our vision is that Tampere will be widely known as one of the world’s most sustainable travel, congress and event cities. Our measurable goal is to fit within the top 10 cities in the Global Destination Sustainability Index.