Kynnisferðir ltd company
On the Green Map:
Companies with ISO 14001 environmental management certification to minimize negative effect on the environment.
Tourism company or institute that has received an environmental prize, operates as a Green hostel, has achieved the environmental standard of Vakinn, or has internationally approved environmental certification such as the Earth Check or the Nordic Swan.
Certifications. Labels and Awards:
The ISO 14000 environmental management standards exist to help organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment (cause adverse changes to air, water, or land) and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The standards pertain mainly to the process of how the product is made rather than the product itself. Certification is performed and awarded by an independent third-party organization rather than ISO directly.
Vakinn - Enviro Gold
The Icelandic Tourist Board introduces a new quality- and environmental standards for Icelandic tourism that has been given the name Vakinn. The main goal is to improve the quality and security within the Icelandic tourism through guidance and support and also to raise the social responsibility of the tourism companies. Here on Nature.is we focus on the companies that fulfill the requirements of the environmental standards an addition the the quality standards. The Enviro groups standards are three; Bronz, Silver and Gold.