Similancharter Travelife Sustainability Report 2020
Travelife is an internationally recognised training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies and hotels committed to reaching sustainability. More than 1500 in over 50 countries are using Travelife to improve their business’s environmental, financial and social impact.
Applying GSTC-recognised standards, a wide range of criteria have to be met, assessing operation performance in the areas of human rights, labour, community engagement and environmental impacts.
After years of sustainability efforts, Similancharter & Tour has been awarded with the Travelife „Sustainability in Tourism“ Partner Status in January 2020. Although we are proud to be the first and only speedboat operator worldwide to have received this level of recognition for our efforts, we consider this as merely a milestone on a longer journey.
In the past 6 months we have eliminated all single-use plastic products from the tour operation, intensified the staff training and further education for our employees, implemented waste and water management measures and drastically improved sustainability communication towards guests and partners.
Along with the reduced CO2 footprint by using E85 fuel (made of bio waste from sugar and corn production) we are now able to provide fully sustainable products to our guests and partners.
In an increasingly tough business environment our ambition is to continue to lead the way towards sustainable tourism operations, especially regarding our local tour destinations.
Travelife is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and
travel agents: (1) Travelife Engaged; (2) Travelife Partner and (3) Travelife Certified. We were awarded the Travelife Partner (stage 2). The Travelife Partner award is a recognition of our commitment to 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 reach the Travelife Certified stage by 2022
On the sustainability section of our website, you can learn more in detail about our commitments, actions and sustainability policy. You will also find a dedicated form to get in touch with us if you have any sustainability related questions.