At Amber Tours, we are committed to promoting sustainable tourism practices and minimizing our environmental impact. We recognize the importance of preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the destinations we operate in, while also contributing to the well-being of local communities. This sustainability policy serves as a guiding document to ensure that our operations align with our core values of environmental conservation, social responsibility and economic development.
1. Environmental Commitment
1.1. We will strive to minimize our carbon footprint by promoting energy efficiency and reducing emissions from our operations and transportation;
1.2. We will prioritize the use of eco-friendly and renewable resources whenever possible;
1.3. We will implement waste reduction and recycling programs throughout our operations to minimize the environmental impact of our activities;
1.4. We will work closely with suppliers and partners who share our commitment to sustainable practices.
2. Cultural and Social Responsibility
2.1. We will respect and celebrate the cultural heritage and diversity of the communities we visit, ensuring that our tours promote mutual understanding and respect;
2.2. We will support and engage with local communities by providing economic opportunities and fair wages to locals, sourcing goods and services from local businesses whenever possible;
2.3. We will prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of both our clients and the communities we serve;
2.4. We will actively involve our clients in sustainable practices, raising awareness about local customs and environmental protection during our tours.
3. Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation
3.1. We will advocate for responsible wildlife interactions and discourage any activities that may harm or exploit animals;
3.2. We will follow all relevant regulations and guidelines regarding wildlife and
biodiversity protection in the areas we operate in.
3.3. We will promote responsible tourism practices that prioritize the conservation of natural habitats and support local conservation efforts.
4. Employee Engagement and Training
4.1. We will train and educate our employees about sustainable tourism practices ensuring they are aware of their roles and responsibilities in implementing this policy;
4.2. We will encourage employee involvement and innovation in finding new ways to improve our sustainability efforts;
4.3. We will foster a culture of sustainability within our organization.
5. Continuous Improvement
5.1. We will regularly review and assess our sustainability practices to identify areas for improvement;
5.2. We will set measurable goals and targets to track our progress towards becoming a more sustainable travel operator;
5.3. We will transparently communicate our sustainability initiatives and performance to our clients, employees, and stakeholders.
6. Collaboration and Partnerships
6.1. We will collaborate with like-minded organizations, NGOs, and government bodies to promote sustainable tourism at both local and global levels;
6.2. We will seek partnerships with suppliers and service providers that share our commitment to sustainability.
By implementing and adhering to this sustainability policy, we aim to be a leading example in the travel industry, promoting sustainable practices and preserving the world's natural and cultural heritage for future generations
Gintare Antanelyte, director