Carbon Reduction Plans
As a travel company we have a responsibility to the countries, communities and environments we visit. With this responsibility comes the opportunity to make a genuine difference.
In this time of climate crisis, and pressure on all sectors of the travel industry to look at its practices and help reduce carbon emissions, it has never been more important for us here at Wild Frontiers to re-assess our own responsible travel policies, measure our own footprint and step up our commitment to reduce carbon emissions.
Wild Frontiers has automatically off-set staff and clients’ international flights, when booked through us, for 15 years. We were among the first UK-based tour operators to implement the initiative in 2005, contributing to renewable energy projects.
In 2020 we took this a step further and began focusing on reducing our carbon footprint, both operationally in our UK office, and on the ground in destination. To help us do this, we began working with specialist consultants at EcoAct to put together a carbon reduction management plan with the aim of becoming carbon neutral.
Through measuring, reducing and off-setting carbon emissions, in the air and on the ground, we realise we have much to do to achieve this.
OFF-SETTING 1.5 TONNES OF 'ON TOUR' CARBON PER CLIENT
While working on our carbon reduction management plan, which looks at modes of transport, accommodation, food and waste, we will be contributing to carbon reduction projects in destinations we visit. This contribution will off-set approx. 1.5 tonnes of carbon per passenger for ‘on the ground carbon emissions’.
‘To put that into perspective, 1.5 tonne of carbon emissions is the equivalent from London to Dublin 19.5 times’ - EcoAct
We will also continue with our flight off-setting programme, as well as work with partners and clients to help them make more informed choices on reducing their own footprint.