Ace the Himalaya is very proud to announce that we have received the prestigious Travelife Partner Sustainable Award in recognition of the long-term sustainable tourism efforts and corporate social responsibility.
Travelife – the leading standard concerning sustainability certification assesses the performance of tour operators and travel agencies in managing its social, environmental and economic impacts and in practicing sustainability within its operational strategies. The certification is granted to organizations who are genuinely practicing sustainable initiatives including social and environmental standards.
The Travelife standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes that includes environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations. Moreover, Travelife certification is accredited with the U.N supported Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) criteria, which is the highest global body looking after sustainability in tourism.
To gain Travelife Partner Certification, a travel company must meet more than 100 sustainability criteria. The Travelife Partner award is a recognition of our long term efforts and excellence regarding social and environmental sustainability. We comply with more than 100 criteria related to office management, products, international business partners and customer information.
While achieving the Travelife partner certification ensures trust and validation, the most important part is implementing the sustainability practices all over the company. These sustainability guidelines are a real milestone to set a benchmark in our performance, that helps in further improving our activities and offering exceptional services to our customers. Not only does this establish a beneficial impact in customer satisfaction, but also helps in motivating employees and strengthening business efficiency.
Travelife, which was established with the support of the European Commission and international travel associations, is the leading international sustainability certification in the travel sector. More than 35 national travel associations are promoting the scheme to their members, including ABTA (the leading UK travel association), PATA (Pacific Asian Travel Association) and TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal). Since 2012, more than 600 companies have been trained in CSR with the support of the Dutch government CBI program. They are now working step-by-step towards more sustainable operations.