Eco-friendly luxury – international Green Key

News Release 23 April 2015
Eco-friendly luxury – international Green Key certification
awarded to all six of Kämp Group’s hotels
All six hotels in the Kämp Group have been awarded the Green Key eco-label. Green Key is an
international tourist sector environmental programme that involves more than 2,400 hospitality
companies in 46 countries worldwide. For customers of Kämp Group the Green Key label is proof
that the hotels’ entire staff carry out daily eco-friendly work based on specific environmental
Sustainable tourism is gaining in importance among travellers and hotel operators.
Minna Laine, Kämp Group’s Facility Manager, is extremely happy that the Green Key certification has
finally landed in Finland and that Hotel Kämp, Klaus K Hotel and all four hotels in the GLO chain were
awarded the Green Key eco-label in April.
“The Kämp Group wishes to operate sustainably and promote sustainable development. All of our units
work daily towards making environmental sustainability a highly visible part of our corporate culture,”
says Laine.
Hotels that are granted Green Key certification commit to reducing the environmental load of their
accommodation operations by, among other things, improving the efficiency of water and energy
consumption and decreasing the volume of waste and recycling it effectively. Active environmental
communications and promoting both the personnel’s and customers’ environmental awareness are an
integral part of the Green Key programme. The Green Key jury, made up of experts in corporate
responsibility, sustainable tourism and environmental protection, decides who will receive the eco-label.
“Environmental responsibility is a matter of intent and Kämp Group hotels clearly exhibit this. At each
hotel the entire staff are involved in extensive environmental work and they are also inspiring our
customers to be part of it. Customers can choose to keep the same sheets for longer, thus saving on
water, energy and chemicals. They can also select local or organic food for breakfast or view the city’s
sights on bicycles supplied by the hotels. The hotels are increasing the efficiency of their water and
energy consumption and already purchasing eco-certified electricity,” says Marketta Viljasaari, Green
Key Program Manager for Finland.
The Green Key certifications will be presented to the Kämp Group hotels on the 7th of May.
For more information, please contact:
Ritva Seppänen, Chief Marketing Officer, Kämp Group Oy,
tel. +358 (0)50 4626 595, [email protected],
News Release 23 April 2015
Marketta Viljasaari, Green Key Program Manager, Suomen Ympäristökasvatus Oy,
tel. +358 (0)45 600 9250, [email protected],
Kämp Group is a group of Finnish hotels, which consists of Helsinki’s most reputable hotels and restaurants, and
Kämp Spa. Kämp Group has approximately 400 employees and its 2014 turnover is approximately 50 million
euros. Kämp Group’s most well-known hotel is Hotel Kämp, which was established in 1887. In addition, also the
luxury and design hotel Klaus K and the popular lifestyle hotel chain GLO, which includes the GLO Kluuvi, GLO Art,
GLO Sello and GLO Airport hotels are part of the group. Kämp Group is owned by CapMan managed funds,
Berling Capital Oy and Rake Oy and Kämp Group’s management. For more information, please visit:,,,,
The Green Key programme is administered by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). In Finland
the Green Key label is granted and its use monitored by Suomen Ympäristökasvatus Oy, owned by the Finnish
Association for Environmental Education. Green Key-certified companies are entitled to use the international
Green Key symbol in their communications.
Member of the Green Key jury: Tanja Tuulinen, member of the Board of Directors of the Finnish Association
for Environmental Education, Chairman of the jury; Tiina Vyyryläinen, MaRa ry; Minna-Maari Harmaala, HaagaHelia University of Applied Sciences; Terhi Hook, Visit Finland; Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Finnish Association for Nature
Conservation; Jari Laitakari, Pöyry Finland and Mikko Routti, FIBS.