Krepelin’s sustainable tourism certification is proceeding:
On April 22, 2021 was an exciting day: we submitted a membership application to ECEAT Finland. We chose ECEAT as our quality system because it was comprehensive and did not focus on just one area (ie it sets criteria for service production, water and nature conservation, energy saving, waste minimization, and cultural heritage conservation as well as economic aspects).
On May 20, 2021, ours, as well as the of another local accommodation, Eleonora Bed & Breakfast membership were accepted! This shows that our sustainability is also verifiable by outsiders.
On June 10, 2021, we received an ECEAT Finland certificate by e-mail, the picture of which is below. We will display the paper version at the reception as soon as it arrives in the mail. The actual ECEAT Finland audit will then take place late summer of 2021. We’re looking forward to what comments the auditor has about the measures we’ve taken and planned in our development plan.
On 13 June 2021, we submitted an application for Visit Finland’s sustainable tourism label and on 22 June 2021 we finally got the right to use it: “Kiinteistö Oy Krepelin meets all the criteria set for the Sustainable Travel Finland label, and you have working towards sustainable tourism. ” The label will be valid for us until May 30, 2022, by which time we will have to do development and upgrade work. But that’s what this sustainability work is: continuous improvement for years to come.
With the brand, we can now be found on Visit Finland’s Sustainable travel destinations page. More information about the STF program itself can be found here.