What are we doing for the environment at Tromsø Outdoor

The environment is important to us here at Tromsø Outdoor. It is where we work and where we play. It is our responsibility to think and take action to protect our future and do things better at work and in our free time. 

We received the Eco-Lighthouse certificate in 2021. The Eco-Lighthouse (ELH)certification scheme is Norway’s most widely used environmental management system. It provides businesses with relevant tools to help them improve their environmental performance and to control their environmental impact. You can find more information here.

Feel free to send us an inquiry in case you are interested in our environmental work. You can consult our last Eco-Lighthouse report here.

There are many things we can do here at Tromsø Outdoor every day to protect our nature. Below is a list of some of the things we are doing at the moment: 

  • We recycle any plastic bottles guests may have taken on our tours. 
  • We understand and respect the "right of public access" we have as part of the allemannsretten. 
  • We as people and guides love nature and fully respect it. 
  • During the tours, we aim to share our lifestyle and try to teach our guests how they can take care of nature during their trips
  • During the summertime, our focus is on promoting cycling and bike tours. We see cycling as the easiest way of reducing air pollution in our city and assisting our guests in training and healthier lifestyle
  • We are taking care of our equipment and repairing it if possible
  • Where possible we purchase good quality gear so we don't need to buy new every year but at the same time provide our guests with quality products in good condition
  • We sell our older equipment when we update our inventory. This way we promote a second-hand market to reduce waste
  • We provide an alternative for renting a car in Tromsø – an electric bike
  • We use wax-free skis on most of our trips and for the rental because it is better for the environment (fewer chemicals in the snow and water; ski wax contaminates the environment!)
  • The food on our tours comes from Norway. This means it has not been transported from far away. 
  • When possible we use environmentally friendly cleaning products, degreasers and oils.
  • We are using Stormberg’s* clothing company both for rent and in our shop.

*Stormberg has a cruelty-free, environment and work policy we fully support. You can learn more at https://www.stormberg.com/blog/om-stormberg/

“Ever since it was established in 1998, Stormberg has been a company that has taken social responsibility. 25% of all employees are people who struggle to find work and Stormberg was the first sports and textile wholesaler to be included in the Ethical Trade Initiative in 2002. The company is continuously working to reduce climate and environmental impact and 1% of the revenue is used for humanitarian and societal purposes. Stormberg has grown from four employees in 1998 to 350 employees in 2018. The company currently has over 40 stores in Norway and online stores in Norway, Sweden and Finland.”

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