SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

Sustainability policy of Alps2Sea

We are devoted to protecting the environment and reducing our negative impacts on nature. We commit ourselves to act in the following way in order to preserve the environment:

  • respect environmental protection legislation,
  • monitor the impacts of our activities on the environment,
  • fulfill the objectives and measures set in the Sustainablity policy,
  • educate employees about our Sustainability policy, objectives and actions
  • inform guests and suppliers about our efforts to reduce the negative impacts of our activity on the environment and encourage them to participate and support us,
  • promote sustainable mobility and other environmentally friendly practices among our employees.

We pay special attention to the following areas:

Energy consumption

In our office we use energy saving lighting and energy efficient equipment. Our electronic devices are set on energy saving mode. In the winter we turn off the heating after working hours and during summer we do not use air conditioning. Instead, we use natural ventilation. Office light switches and heaters are equipped with stickers encouraging our staff to turn them off when not in use.

Water consumption

At Alps2Sea we use water carefully. There are colorful stickers next to both office taps, encouraging our staff to save water.

Waste management

We strive to reduce the amount of waste produced in the office, especially the amout of plastic. For this purpose, we purchase goods without or little packaging. Goods are purchased in bulk where possible. We also separate our waste (paper, packaging, glass), which is then disposed to appropriate city containers and recycled.

Consumption of other resources (paper)

Alps2Sea is reducing paper consumption by focusing on digital marketing and online communication. Printing of the remaining materials is planned carefully and precisely to avoid residual unused materials. We use certificated recycled paper.

HR Policy

In our company we ensure good working conditions. We respect national and international legislation in the field of labor and human rights. Staff members are provided with regular education and training programs and are aware of company sustainability policies, objectives and measures.

Purchasing policy

At Alps2Sea we are aware that by purchasing local goods and services we contribute to the wellbeing of the local community. Our purchasing policy therefore prioritizes local products, as well as environmentally responsible products and products carrying sustainability certificates (fair trade, organic, FSC etc.).

Travelife Partner Award

Alps2Sea team is happy to announce that we are engaged with the Travelife for Tour Operator & Travel Agents scheme. Travelife is an internationally recognized, GSTC-Global Sustainable Tourism Council accredited training, management & certification program in sustainability in tourism. It is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents: (1) Travelife Engaged; (2) Travelife Partner and (3) Travelife Certified. We are at stage 2 – Travelife Partner.

The Travelife Partner award is a recognition of our commitment towards social and environmental sustainability. We are complying to more than 100 criteria related to sustainability management, office operations, working with suppliers and customer communication. We are working towards further improvements aiming to eventually comply to the Travelife Certified criteria.

Our sustainability achievements of 2018 are collected in this Sustainability report.