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KISC awarded with the EU-Eco Label

1st Jan 2009

Today we face all sorts of environmental problems, from global warming, destruction of the ozone layer and polluted rivers, to loss of biodiversity and piles of waste. Fortunately, however, there are products and services that makes a positive difference and actively help to inflict less damage in nature.

Since 1992, the "Flower" has become a European-wide symbol to help European consumers distinguish greener, more environmentally friendly products and services.

Kandersteg International Scout Centre works hard on being a leading scout centre in enviornmental issues since its beginnings. Our Environmental Policy sets our mission and methods regarding reaching this goal. A completely revised Environmental Poliy and a 5 year action plan will be published in January 2009. The Environmental Improvement Team within the Centre is working along strict ecological and performance criteria to follow our procedures in this topic.

Over the past 1.5 years, KISC has been working to fulfil all the requirements of the EU-Eco Label scheme; being finally certified as a Centre that actively help to protect the environment.

The EU Eco-Label is administered by the European Eco-labelling Board (EUEB) and receives the support of the European Commission, all Member States of the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). The Eco-labelling Board includes representatives such as industry, environment protection groups and consumer organisations.

KISC wants to warmly thanks all the Staff that have been working hard over the last 12 months in achieving this objetive.

Picture: © European Eco-label