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Images Travel Sustainability Policy

Images Travel is committed to promoting sustainability and this in all its aspects. Our main goal is to protect our destination, its environment, its culture, and its traditions. We are engaged in promoting good sustainability throughout our suppliers, the products we choose and throughout the measures taken at our offices. We want this policy to be reflected by the behavior of our customers.

  • Principles:
    - To make sure we do follow all the requirements set up by local authorities in our country
    - To have a clear Sustainability Policy so that all our staff can understand it and endorse it
    - To have the least possible environmental impact in our offices
    - To carefully select the services and suppliers we use, in accordance with our policy
    - To make sure all our actions are not harming any local communities
    - To consider sustainability while making business decisions
    - Be sure that every decision is the product of ethical thought
  • Practical Steps:

    Environment:
    - Promoting green transportation by encouraging our staff to cycle to work or use public transportation
    - All short and medium range business trips to be taken by public bus
    - Take part in business trips only when necessary
    - Using vehicles adapted to the group size for our tours for least ecological impact
    - Using alternative transportation for our tours when available
    - Using only national airlines which are more sustainable friendly than low-cost airlines
    - Minimizing our use of paper at the office and encourage re-use
    - Reduce the energy consumption at the office by managing the use of air conditioning and the lightning
    - Use of refillable water bottles at the office
    - Trashcans in our tour buses to avoid littering in the street/touristic sites
    - No unnecessary paper handouts given out to customers
    - Making sure the Five Animal Freedoms are respecting among our suppliers

    Society:
    - Carefully selecting our suppliers to be environmental and local community friendly
    - Clear written contracts with all local services such as homestays
    - Give clear information to our customer to make sure that they behave in accordance to the local customs and in respect of the environment
    - Make healthcare available for all our staff
    - Make sure that our sustainability policy is clear for each member of our staff and make training available when necessary
    - Creating a good working environment for our staff throughout incentives and special celebrations
    - Prohibit the exploitation of workers and children in anyway, including human trafficking and sex tourism

    Economy:
    - Creation of homestays, developing a long-term source of income for locals
    - Using locally owned services for a better development of our local economy
    - Paying fair wages for all services in accordance with the standard of living
    - Training of local guides to build their knowledge and give them more opportunities
    - Strong position against corruption, a plague in most our countries
    - Community projects in schools and orphanages
    - Transparency policy with the repartition of benefits

 

 


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