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Responsibility in Break Sokos Hotel VUokatti


Green Key -symbol

Our hotel is committed to taking into account the wellbeing of the environment. As a prove of this Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti has received Green Key sertificate. We are committed to taking environmental wellbeing into account in our hotel operations. Green Key is an international ecolabel, find more information here.

STF - label

Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti has been certified with the Sustainable Travel Finland label as recognition of its valuable and long-term work for sustainable travel. The "Sustainable Travel Finland" programme developed by Visit Finland helps Finnish tourism companies adopt sustainable and responsible practices. Companies that complete the STF programme and fulfil their criteria are certified with the Sustainable Travel Finland label, and their operations are monitored and reviewed regularly. The STF label helps consumers identify responsible tourism companies.

As part of the "Sustainable Travel Finland" programme, Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti ´s personnel have examined their practical operations through environmental, economic, sociocultural and ethical responsibility. The hotel has also examined its operations from the perspective of visitor experience development, the operational impact on the sustainability of the infrastructure used, the adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, and considering the local community as part of business operations.

What does that mean for us?


Our hotel takes care of the appropriate sorting of waste in accordance with the Waste Act and municipal waste management regulations. We have clear sorting instructions for our customers and staff. We have waste sorting points in our lift lobbies, allowing you to recycle your waste. The rooms also allow the sorting of various types of waste. The hotel's procurements avoid the use of plastic and favour the use of recycled materials.

Energy savings

After renovation all of our hotel's lights are energy-efficient lightbulbs or LEDs. Additionally, we save energy through the energy optimisation systems fitted in our rooms, as well as a heat recovery system. Our rooms' lights automatically enter energy-saving mode when the room is not occupied. We measure our energy consumption regularly and continuously seek to make it more efficient.

Water savings

Our rooms are have Green-Key-compliant water consumption volumes. We monitor our water consumption regularly.

Food products

Our hotel offers locally sourced food at our restaurants, breakfast, reception shop selection, and minibar products. Additionally, our restaurant menus have several vegetarian options. Our restaurants monitor and actively seek to reduce food waste. We reduce the food waste of our minibar, reception shop, breakfast and restaurant Amarillo selections through cooperation with ResQ.

Environmental activities

We want to encourage our customers to choose environmentally friendly transport options! At our hotel, you can borrow our bicycles for the duration of your stay, and our reception can provide you with a bicycle road map and information about local nature destinations.

Local cooperation

We are engaged in diverse cooperation with local companies and students. We offer students and schoolchildren traineeships and TET positions and have actively participated in school projects related to working life.

5 simple ways to preserve the nature:

Save energy by switching off any extra lights and devices. While in VUokatti, switch off any extra lights and enjoy the 24 hours of daylight during the summer, and the magically short days and darkness in winter.

Enjoy our clean and fresh water – straight from the tap! The tap water in Finland is clean and fresh – ready for drinking.

Favour local products and services. The hunger for culture can also be satisfied with the local supply. In our restaurant Kippo you will find quality ingredients from local producers.

Take a ride on a bike! We have a year-round bicycles and helmets to lend in the hotel. In Sotkamo area there are many bicycle routes to choose.