Environment and sustainability

Environment and quality through ISO certification

 

Miljøfyrtårn (The Environmental Lighthouse) is Norway’s most widely used certificate for businesses that want to document their environmental efforts and demonstrate social responsibility. The scheme aims to raise companies’ environmental performance. Companies or businesses that meet defined industry conditions can be certified as Environmental Lighthouses

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) prepares standards for, among other things, the environment and quality. This is described through the standards ISO14001 and ISO9001 and is suitable for organizations in all industries.

 

The Miljøfyrtårn (Environmental Lighthouse) and the ISO certification are carried out by an independent third party. This means that Best Arctic’s customers and partners can trust that we have introduced the necessary internal routines to be able to operate in accordance with the standards required by ISO certification.

An ISO 14001: 2015 certificate

The certificate shows that the company is measured against a standard for good environmental management and that it complies with this. The standard is based on two concepts; continuous improvements and compliance with regulations. Elements of the standard include environmental policy, planning, implementation and operation, control and improvement and management evaluation.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

  • Best Arctic’s environmental policy must satisfy current statutory requirements and other requirements.
  • Our value base consists of vision, reputational values and core values.
  • We shall work for a transport and tourism industry which, through economic growth, shall be able to offer decent year-round jobs which in turn contribute to creating sustainable cities and local communities.
  • We will work with sustainability through responsible consumption and production, with the aim of helping to stop climate change.
  • We shall always work to minimize our local footprint in terms of energy use, wear and tear on nature, noise and other inconveniences for the local population.
  • We shall continuously seek to maintain and improve our environmental work in Best Arctic.

We define the company's environmental policy as follows:

  • Think about quality and the environment as a natural and integrated part of the business.
  • Satisfy environmental requirements and regulations from public authorities.
  • Identify and reduce possible sources of pollution.
  • Pursue an efficient use of energy and minimize the use of consumables
  • Use the ISO14001 environmental management system which provides good guidelines
  • Have good routines, instructions and procedures that provide good guidelines for day-to-day operations
  • Prefer cooperation with suppliers who are climate and environmentally conscious and possibly encourage them to become environmentally certified
  • Contribute to local value creation through collaboration with local suppliers
  • Encourage guests to pay CO2 compensation for travel
  • Arrange for longer stays, e.g. by making packaged products
  • Spread the traffic over several seasons, products and through this involve more partners in the region

We measure the environmental work in the company as follows

  • Environmental certification
  • Supplier lists
  • Procedures
  • Waste instructions
  • Cooperation agreements
  • Deviation
  • Number of PAX
  • Power consumption, adm Kwh
  • Power consumption, Locomotive 1
  • Residual waste Tons
  • Number of flights
  • Paper consumption in number of prints
  • Disposable equipment. Number of purchases
  • Meat products. Quantity purchased

Our sustainability goals

Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production
Climate action
Partnerships for the goals
Life on land

Our purchase policy

We must improve our quality and environmental performance annually. Management of procurement is one of the most important input factors for achieving that goal.

When purchasing material that will last for a while, life cycle analyzes must be carried out, where the products’ quality and environmental impact from “cradle to grave” must be clarified and, if possible, documented.

When purchasing material that will last for a while, life cycle analyzes must be carried out, where the products’ quality and environmental impact from “cradle to grave” must be clarified and, if possible, documented.