Nordic Ecolabel - Swan Certificate


Our guiding principle for offering guests facilities, services and recreation is responsible treatment of nature and the environment.

Nordic_Ecolabel_hostels_IcelandNordic Ecolabel is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The purpose of the Ecolabel is to contribute to sustainable consumption and production, and our vision is a sustainable society. 

 

To ensure that we can fulfill this, in our daily work, we found a tool which helps us to achieve this challenging commitment, and Reykjavík City Hostel decided to apply for Swan certification.

Swan is an official Nordic eco certificate which demonstrates that a product or service is a good environmental choice. Now, everything from washing-up liquid to furniture and hotels can carry the Swan label, so finally consumers have the opportunity to choose environmental more friendly products without compromising the quality.

The Swan organisation checks on regular basis that products fulfill the Swan criteria, using methods such as samples from independent laboratories, certificates and control visits and in this way assures independent surveillance.

To become a Swan certified product or service is a long process, in which is necessary to adapt the business to a comprehensive set of green rules and requirements, which are not static but change with time in order to comply with the newest legislative and new green trends.

In June 2004, Reykjavík City Hostel received Swan certification and in 2010 Reykjavík Downtown Hostel followed. Receiving the certificate does not put the work to a halt, an important part is to sustain high level of green services and continuously improve them. So far we have been successful in this demanding task thanks to dedicated staff and support from the guests. According to our statistics at least 92% of guests support our green efforts.

We look forward to continue our environmental work, and work with our guests to a greener future.

 

Nordic Ecolabel Annual Reports

2015

The annual Swan report for Loft Hostel 2015 

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík Downtown Hostel 2015 

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík City Hostel 2015

 

2014

The annual Swan report for Loft Hostel 2014 

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík Downtown Hostel 2014 

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík City Hostel 2014

 

2013

The annual Swan report for Loft Hostel 2013 

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík Downtown Hostel 2013 

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík City Hostel 2013


2012

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík Downtown Hostel 2012

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík City Hostel 2012


2011

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík Downtown Hostel 2011

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík City Hostel 2011


2010

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík Downtown Hostel 2010

The annual Swan report for Reykjavík City Hostel 2010


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GreenLeaders_TripAdvisor  2015    

All three Reykjavík Hostels have been now recognized as GreenLeaders by Tripadvisor, successfully achieving the GOLD level.

       
HI_Iceland_green-accommodation-initiative  2015    

HI Iceland received the 3rd place in the Green Accommodation Initiative category from the Global Youth Travel Awards 2015 that is organized by the WYSE Travel Confederation.

       
A picture of the HI Quality Logo  2015    

Ósar Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality.

       
   2014    

Sæberg HostelAkranes Hostel, Broddanes Hostel and Dalvik Hostel are successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.

       
   2014    

HI-Iceland Borgartún Office has been awarded the HI-Quality Office certification for following a quality management system in daily processes.

       
       
   2014    

Sæberg Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality.

       
   Swan logo 2013   Loft Hostel got certified by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan. The Swan is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and stands for running a successful Environmental Quality System.
       

2013  

Gaulverjaskóli Hostel, Reyðarfjörður Hostel, Vagnsstaðir Hostel and Vík Hostel were successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.


A picture of the HI Quality Logo 2011
  Akranes Hostel, Grundarfjörður Hostel and Bíldudalur hostel were successfully certified as HI Quality Hostels. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality. 
       
kudungur 2010   The Reykjavík Hostels, Reykjavík City and Reykjavík Downtown, receive the environmental recognition of the Ministry for the Environment
       
Ferdaumhverfisverdlaun-2010-logo 2010   The Reykjavík Hostels, Reykjavík City and Reykjavík Downtown, receive the Icelandic Tourist Board Environmental Award 2010
       
 A picture of the HI Quality Logo 2010
  The Reykjavík Downtown Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality.
       
A picture of the Swan Logo for Reykjavík Downtown hostel 2010 
  
Reykjavik Downtown Hostel got certificated by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan. The Swan is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and stands for running a successful Environmental Quality System.




 
A picture of the HI Quality Logo
 2005
The Reykjavík City Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel.  Reykjavik City Hostel became one of the first 12 Hostels around the World to receive this certification of Quality.




 A picture of the Swan Logo for Reykjavík City Hostel  2004
Reykjavik City Hostel got certificated by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan




  A picture of the logo from the Icelandic tourist board  2003
HI Iceland receives the Icelandic Tourist Board Environmental Award 2003
       
   2002
Reykjavík City Hostel received the yearly City of Reykjavík Environmental Award for its contribution to environmental program.

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