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    [environmental_description] => Skellefteå offers many of the great benefits of being a sustainable destination with access to 100% renewable energy, close proximity to nature, and companies at the forefront of recycling, automatization, electrification, and green building techniques.  7,174 km, Skellefteå is Sweden's largest coastal municipality in terms of area. Just over 73,000 inhabitants live here. The city, the cultural area and nature form a diversity of environments. Changing seasons and varied climates create unique experiences. Here is a strong industrial tradition that has gradually developed into new sustainable industries and here is also a Sami cultural-historical landscape. In Skellefteå, we think sustainably - in research and around wooden houses, in energy supply and biogas production, in mining as a prerequisite for battery production, in the creative industries and in the IT sector. With Northvolt's battery factory our green flight academy and our airport as test bed for electric-powered commuter aviation new sustainable solutions will also emerge and spread to the world.
    [social_description] => Skellefteå, as part of the EU Region Övre Norrland tops the list of EU’s social progress index. Skellefteå grows with new competences, businesses and industries which secure the jobs and welfare of tomorrow. Our society is inclusive and benefits from all individuals. We create an attractive place together. Skellefteå offers a better everyday life for all. Closeness and simplicity bring the puzzle of life together. A strong welfare, a growing labour market and the fact that the countryside and city are connected offer safety, tranquillity, faith in the future and exciting development possibilities
Everyone is welcomed into our community where trust, courage and openness go hand in hand.
    [supplier_description] => Skellefteå's sustainable event program aims to strengthen the destination as a sustainable event and meeting destination and to create an atmosphere of an attractive, visionary and equal place. Targeted priorities:
The event organizer makes sustainable choices in relation to economic, social och environmental sustainability.
The organizer aims to influence visitors to make sustainbale choices
The organizer communicates sustainable initiatives to visitors and partners
The event has a diversity perspective in consideration
The event is accessible for everyone.
The event gives young and volounteers a documented competence development
The event helps to broaden and develop competence and knowledge of organizers
The event increases cooperation between individuals, institutions, companies and organisations in the regions.
The event organizer works towards an event of high quality
The organizer presents a realistic budget with possibilities to a long-term development.
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Skellefteå is a sustainable destination that takes responsibility for future generations. There is a drive and a will to constantly evolve, and we do it with respect for our environment, our inhabitants, and our assets.
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Skelleftea 2021 GDS-Index Report
2021 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Visit Skellefteå sustainability strategy is connected to the development strategy Skellefteå 2030 and the long-term overall goals for the destination. The strategy describes how the tourism industry and the DMO should proceed towards 2030 to contribute to the overall goals for the destination. The development must be sustainable and focusing on what is best for the inhabitants. The starting point is the vision” A sustainable place for a better everyday life”. Skellefteå is a sustainable destination that takes responsibility for future generations. There is a drive and a will to constantly evolve, and we do it with respect for our environment, our inhabitants, and our assets.
Skellefteå offers many of the great benefits of being a sustainable destination with access to 100% renewable energy, close proximity to nature, and companies at the forefront of recycling, automatization, electrification, and green building techniques. 7,174 km, Skellefteå is Sweden's largest coastal municipality in terms of area. Just over 73,000 inhabitants live here. The city, the cultural area and nature form a diversity of environments. Changing seasons and varied climates create unique experiences. Here is a strong industrial tradition that has gradually developed into new sustainable industries and here is also a Sami cultural-historical landscape. In Skellefteå, we think sustainably - in research and around wooden houses, in energy supply and biogas production, in mining as a prerequisite for battery production, in the creative industries and in the IT sector. With Northvolt's battery factory our green flight academy and our airport as test bed for electric-powered commuter aviation new sustainable solutions will also emerge and spread to the world.
Skellefteå's sustainable event program aims to strengthen the destination as a sustainable event and meeting destination and to create an atmosphere of an attractive, visionary and equal place. Targeted priorities: The event organizer makes sustainable choices in relation to economic, social och environmental sustainability. The organizer aims to influence visitors to make sustainbale choices The organizer communicates sustainable initiatives to visitors and partners The event has a diversity perspective in consideration The event is accessible for everyone. The event gives young and volounteers a documented competence development The event helps to broaden and develop competence and knowledge of organizers The event increases cooperation between individuals, institutions, companies and organisations in the regions. The event organizer works towards an event of high quality The organizer presents a realistic budget with possibilities to a long-term development.
Skellefteå, as part of the EU Region Övre Norrland tops the list of EU’s social progress index. Skellefteå grows with new competences, businesses and industries which secure the jobs and welfare of tomorrow. Our society is inclusive and benefits from all individuals. We create an attractive place together. Skellefteå offers a better everyday life for all. Closeness and simplicity bring the puzzle of life together. A strong welfare, a growing labour market and the fact that the countryside and city are connected offer safety, tranquillity, faith in the future and exciting development possibilities Everyone is welcomed into our community where trust, courage and openness go hand in hand.
Summary
Visit Skellefteå sustainability strategy is connected to the development strategy Skellefteå 2030 and the long-term overall goals for the destination. The strategy describes how the tourism industry and the DMO should proceed towards 2030 to contribute to the overall goals for the destination. The development must be sustainable and focusing on what is best for the inhabitants. The starting point is the vision” A sustainable place for a better everyday life”. Skellefteå is a sustainable destination that takes responsibility for future generations. There is a drive and a will to constantly evolve, and we do it with respect for our environment, our inhabitants, and our assets.
Does Visit Skelleftea AB have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Skelleftea have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Visit Skelleftea AB report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Skellefteå offers many of the great benefits of being a sustainable destination with access to 100% renewable energy, close proximity to nature, and companies at the forefront of recycling, automatization, electrification, and green building techniques. 7,174 km, Skellefteå is Sweden's largest coastal municipality in terms of area. Just over 73,000 inhabitants live here. The city, the cultural area and nature form a diversity of environments. Changing seasons and varied climates create unique experiences. Here is a strong industrial tradition that has gradually developed into new sustainable industries and here is also a Sami cultural-historical landscape. In Skellefteå, we think sustainably - in research and around wooden houses, in energy supply and biogas production, in mining as a prerequisite for battery production, in the creative industries and in the IT sector. With Northvolt's battery factory our green flight academy and our airport as test bed for electric-powered commuter aviation new sustainable solutions will also emerge and spread to the world.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
13577 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Skellefteå's sustainable event program aims to strengthen the destination as a sustainable event and meeting destination and to create an atmosphere of an attractive, visionary and equal place. Targeted priorities: The event organizer makes sustainable choices in relation to economic, social och environmental sustainability. The organizer aims to influence visitors to make sustainbale choices The organizer communicates sustainable initiatives to visitors and partners The event has a diversity perspective in consideration The event is accessible for everyone. The event gives young and volounteers a documented competence development The event helps to broaden and develop competence and knowledge of organizers The event increases cooperation between individuals, institutions, companies and organisations in the regions. The event organizer works towards an event of high quality The organizer presents a realistic budget with possibilities to a long-term development.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Skellefteå, as part of the EU Region Övre Norrland tops the list of EU’s social progress index. Skellefteå grows with new competences, businesses and industries which secure the jobs and welfare of tomorrow. Our society is inclusive and benefits from all individuals. We create an attractive place together. Skellefteå offers a better everyday life for all. Closeness and simplicity bring the puzzle of life together. A strong welfare, a growing labour market and the fact that the countryside and city are connected offer safety, tranquillity, faith in the future and exciting development possibilities Everyone is welcomed into our community where trust, courage and openness go hand in hand.
86
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
92
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
85
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

In 2021 the GDS-Index used 71 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

City Environmental
Performance

Climate, Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

Water

Transportation

Green Areas

Water

City Social
Performance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

Supplier
Performance

Hotels

Airport

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)

Restaurants

Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

Policy and Certification

Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

Ownership

The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and European Cities Marketing. Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood is responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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