Sustainability and environmental responsibility

We value self-made food and hold up sustainable values. Our customers expect Ilokivi to provide high quality food and an environmentally responsible daily mealtime experience – we deliver both and constantly work to improve.  

Sustainability and high quality food for every occasion

The entire process of production is ecologically, socially and financially responsible. Using produce from trusted vendors and cooking the food on site, the food is always ethical and good quality. We still cherish proven recipes passed down from back in the day and continue to update our menu with new and responsible choices.

Dining at Ilokivi is always the most responsible choice for your body, environment and budget!

Sustainability in the Ilokivi kitchen

The sppliances and equipment in the kitchen are energy efficient and smart.

Detergents are non-toxic concentrates.

The smallest possible amount of packaging waste.

The lighting system is equipped with led fixtures and motion detectors.

Cooking appliances are programmed to save staff resources and guarantee uniform quality food for all customers.

The amount of waste throughout the process is kept to a minimum and monitored carefully.

Our waste management is carbon-neutral starting from March 2021.

Sustainability of the produce

We only use organic, free-range or free-run eggs in all our products.

The origin of all produce is known.

Meat is mostly Finnish, the land of origin is always visible in the list of ingredients.

We only use sustainable fish from well-managed environmentally sustainable sources. (WWF Fish Guide)

Vegetables are Finnish whenever available. We also use organic produce

We actively pursue low-carbon options for the lowest environmental impact possible.

Sustainability in the Ilokivi food and services

Vegetarian and vegan options are offered daily.

We only serve Fair Trade Certified coffee.

Our policy is One Plate Only, which keeps the amount of dirty dishes low.

Bio waste scales show the customers the amount of bio waste they produce daily.

The amount of waste food is reduced by selling the leftover food.

Two of the three daily lunch options comply with the strict standards for the student meal subsidy set by Kela.

Our customers buying take away or leftover food are encouraged to bring their own containers.

Ilokivi cooperates to promote more sustainable food

Ilokivi encourages you to pay it forward:

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Ilokivi’s Values

The Ilokivi restaurant is a part of Soihtu, the Business unit of JYY, and our actions are guided by a sustainable set of values. Our goal is to help our customers make sustainable choices every day. We create communality, ease and well-being in the everydaily lifes and special occasions of students and city dwellers alike.

Good life

We work for easier, sociable, active, energizing and restoring daily life.

In the Moment

We stay current and develop our processes actively. We know our customers, our business fields and the trends affecting them. We embrace experimenting and are not afraid to change.

Sustainable Development

Maintaining and developing the Social, Cultural and Ecological diversity is important for us. We know our actions can strongly affect the well-being of the future.


We build urban spaces for communities by creating services for the communities to be born, develop and thrive in. We always work together to reach our common, big dreams.

Development cooperation lunch helps Nepalese young to gain education

Education is the key to a bright future. In Nepal, not everyone can afford to study. Therefore JYY, together with Aurora Borealis, supports young Nepalese in their higher education studies.

With JYY’s development cooperation lunch tickets everyone can contribute to help indigent students with tuition fees, school items and living. With your support, students’ talents are not wasted because of poverty.

JYY’s development cooperation lunch tickets can be bought at the cashier of Ilokivi restaurant. You can pay a singular fee along with your lunch or buy an entire development co-operation lunch ticket book.

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At Ilokivi, you can Compensate for your meal

As an Ilokivi customer, you can choose to compensate for the carbon emissions of your meal.  The compensation payment is determined by the amount of carbon emissions, according to the Compensate model. (Link opens in new window.)

Meat and chicken dishes +0,15 e
Fish and vegetarian dishes +0,10 e
Vegan dishes +0,05 e

Mention to the cashier if you want to compensate for the carbon emissions of your meal. You can compensate for any lunch regardless of the price, Sustainable development lunch and when buying a Lunch ticket book.