Tourism declares sustainability plan

Our Beliefs

At Far and Wild Travel, we are deeply committed to safeguarding the planet for future generations. Recognizing the urgent need to mitigate climate change, in line with IPCC guidance, we understand that carbon emissions must decrease by 55% by 2030.

We empower our travellers to make sustainable choices that positively impact natural spaces, wildlife, communities, and cultures in the places that they travel to. Utilizing our carbon scoring framework, we provide transparent insights into the environmental footprint of each tailor-made journey.

By educating travellers and advocating for eco-conscious decisions, we aim to foster a sense of responsibility and encourage the travel industry to contribute to urgent climate goals. We acknowledge the significant impact of tourism on ecosystems and are dedicated to advancing sustainability throughout our business operations.

Our Aim

    Our aim is to recognize and address the negative impacts of our industry on the planet while championing innovative solutions that generate positive outcomes. Sustainability is not a destination; it's a committed process of continuous learning, education, and improvement.

    To achieve this, we are committed to:

    • Providing every client with a comprehensive carbon score for their holiday quote, accompanied by actionable advice on reducing their environmental impact.
    • Promoting sustainable travel practices with authority, emphasizing the positive benefits of travel that outweigh its negative impacts.
    • Educating our travellers on how they can actively contribute to the conservation of the ecosystems they visit.
    • Supporting and promoting guides and suppliers who demonstrate a commitment to sustainability.
    • Maintaining complete transparency in our sustainability approach and methodologies.
    • Continuously educating ourselves and improving our sustainability initiatives and research.

    Our Strategy

    We aim to demonstrate that the impact of a Far & Wild Travel holiday extends beyond its carbon footprint. Through our pioneering carbon footprint scoring framework, we provide clients with a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impact of their trip and empower them to make informed decisions to reduce it.

    Sustainable travel encompasses more than just carbon emissions; it also considers factors such as local employment, community engagement, biodiversity conservation, and cultural preservation. While these aspects are challenging to quantify, we are committed to promoting initiatives that contribute to sustainable tourism practices, such as our partnership with Ecologi, an environmental organisation dedicated to reversing the impacts and effects of climate change.

    Transparency, Indicators, and Education

    Transparency is paramount in our approach to sustainable travel. We have collaborated with experts at eCollective Travel to develop a tool for accurately assessing the carbon footprint of our holidays. Our methodology considers various factors, including energy consumption, transportation, and accommodation.

    We are committed to clarity in carbon removal and offsetting, partnering with organizations like Ecologi that support projects benefiting both ecosystems and communities. We ensure transparency by clearly outlining where clients' offsetting contributions are directed.

    Long-Term Goals

    Our long-term goals reflect our commitment to continuous improvement and sustainability:

    • Continuing to collect supplier data through sustainability surveys to enhance our understanding and accountability.
    • Serving as a leading voice for sustainable travel, advocating for responsible practices across the industry.
    • Targeting a further 10% reduction in our average holiday carbon footprint per person by January 2027.

    Our internal practices

    In addition to promoting sustainable travel externally, we recognize the importance of internal sustainability practices. As we navigate the post-COVID travel landscape, we will prioritize energy efficiency, responsible procurement, and sustainable commuting in our day-to-day operations.

    Join us in our journey toward a more sustainable future. Explore our sustainability articles to learn more about our commitment to environmental stewardship and the remarkable work of our partners.

    Would you like to learn more about a sustainable holiday?

    Speak with our sustainable travel experts

    • Alistair

      Alistair

      Africa Specialist

    • Ben

      Ben

      Africa Specialist

    • Amanda

      Amanda

      Latin America Specialist

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