Environmental Policy

SUPPORT TO NATURE

Gentle Giants - simply natural
Our environmental policy reflects Gentle Giants’ long-time experience and commitment to all aspects of conservation, protecting the environment and treating nature with respect. This policy is our answer to the increasing demand from our customers and global organisations for companies like Gentle Giants Whale Watching who support and contribute to the eco-system and sustainable tourism worldwide.

Gentle Giants - simply natural GG is willing to fulfil every customer’s needs, without threatening nature’s present and future possibilities.
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG operates traditional Icelandic fishing boats that have been renovated for their current purpose. We make a special effort to protect and maintain vessels with cultural and historical importance.
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG uses environmentally friendly products and eco-labels are preferably used for repair and maintenance of hulls and engines. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG uses recyclable products. The use of single use products is avoided as much as possible. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG puts a great emphasis on delivering all hazardous and toxic waste such as oil, paint and used batteries to assigned official collecting sites. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG immediately notifies the relevant authorities about any accidents that might cause environmental damage from our boats or from others. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG staff is updated regularly about the environmental policy of the company to include all new aspects of protecting the environment. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG puts effort in energy efficiency regarding the output and speed of our engines, in order to minimise pollution and disturbance in wildlife. Special precautions are taken near whales and breeding birds. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG always shows great caution when leaving and entering the harbour area. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG believes that principles in sustainability refer to three major factors: the environmental factor, the economic factor and social cultural aspects of tourism development. A suitable balance must be established between these factors in order to reach a long-term optimal use of nature’s resources in the ecological process. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG informs passengers on its vessels of the great importance of protecting the environment in the area, its outstanding marine wildlife, stunning scenery and the air that we breathe. 
Gentle Giants - simply natural GG is a proud partner of The Wild North - a project with the aim of finding ways to contribute to the sustainable development of wildlife tourism such as whale watching. 

On behalf of Gentle Giants Whale Watching,
Stefán Guðmundsson - CEO & Marketing Manager

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