Before changing the industry, we need to focus on adapting our daily business routines and habits to actually change our behavior into what we consider a role model for others.
We aim to minimize our footprint towards being a carbon neutral business in 2022. On an organizational level, we are working on reducing our own use of resources to minimize our emissions.
Therefore, we created internal standards to guarantee reduction of energy and water usage and minimize waste within the office and event organization. Furthermore, we implemented a purchasing policy to guarantee we comply with our standards also during procurement. We are currently implementing a sustainability management system to clearly document our company’s carbon emissions.
Our staff is continuously trained regarding our standards and principles and builds the base to offering unique experiences compliant with our sustainable practices.
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We are working towards achieving internationally recognized certifications for our sustainable business approach within the tourism industry and in general. This is to further develop our concept in compliance with international standards and to guarantee the integrity of our approach.
In April 2020 we joined the Travelife network, an internationally recognised three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents. We proudly announce that in November 2020 we received the Travelife Partner award. This is a recognition of our commitment towards social and environmental sustainability. We are complying with more than 100 criteria related to sustainability management, office operations, supplier selection and cooperation, and customer communication. We are working towards further improvements aiming to eventually reach the Travelife Certified stage in 2021.
A part of our commitment to preserve and regenerate the environment is measuring our company's environmental impact and reducing it. This is why we decided to voluntarily measure our company's carbon footprint, currently including the so-called scopes 1 & 2. We received the results of our carbon emission measurement for the past business year 2019, certified by our collaborating partner Carbonocero, in alliance with Biosphere, the Responsible Tourism Institute and Fundación Plan 21.