The retreating of Icelandic glaciers and glaciers all around the globe are obvious proof of global warming. It is sad to see from our headquarters in Hali the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier getting smaller and smaller.
One of the core values of IceHover – Svifnökkvaferðir ehf is environmental care. We fully recognize the potential impacts to the environment associated with the operating hovercraft tours. This type of a transport is sustainable in many ways like there is no need for an infrastructure and the hovercraft creates low downwards pressure, however, we are still burning fossil fuels.
IceHover – Svifnökkvaferðir ehf goal is to be a leading company in sustainable travelling and transportation and we are aiming to create an emission-free company by 2025. Until 2025, IceHover – Svifnökkvaferðir ehf will carbon offset all our transportation in cooperation with the Iceland Carbon Fund – Kolvidur.
Kolviður - the Iceland Carbon Fund was founded by the Icelandic Forestry Association and the Icelandic Environment Association in 2007. The goal of the Iceland Carbon Fund is to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by sequestering carbon in vegetation and soils.
The fund enables people and companies to calculate their transportation-related CO2 emissions and to pay an offset for those emissions. The amount paid goes towards forestry projects, such as tree planting across Iceland.
Further information is available on the Iceland Carbon Fund website
KOLVIÐUR - ICELAND CARBON FUND
IceHover – Svifnökkvaferðir ehf also believes it is our responsibility to not only minimize our environmental impact, but also to consider an environmental policy as an integral part of our operational strategy, whilst also maintaining quality services to our guests.
We are committed to doing and will:
Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into our decision making and activities.
Reduce waste going to the landfill by minimizing the amount of waste produced, reusing materials when possible and recycling other wastes.
As far as is possible, purchase products and services that do the least damage to the environment and purchase locally, as possible.
Communicate our environmental commitment to our guests and the public to encourage them to support it.
Train, educate and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work. We will promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
Provide a safe and healthful workplace by ensuring that personnel are properly trained with the appropriate safety and emergency equipment.
Comply with environmental legislation and strive to follow best practices
Be an environmentally responsible neighbour in the local community where we operate, and correct incidents or conditions that endanger health, safety, or the environment.
Seek continual improvements by monitoring progress and remaining proactive
This environmental policy will be revised periodically to ensure it is applicable for all the activities of the company and the industry’s evolving standards.