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Our responsible travel story

Over a decade of positive impact

Like you, we are travellers. It’s in our blood, who we are and what we do. In 2008, we asked a question: how do we make travel matter? We recognize our responsibility to ensure our impact on the planet we call home, the people we visit, and the wildlife we find there, is a positive one and we take steps to address our impact in two ways; through our sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right, and through our TreadRight Foundation.

All of our efforts to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® focus on:

Planet - Sustainability and conservation: ensuring that we’re protecting our invaluable landscapes and natural resources.
People - Cultural preservation: ensuring that the true economic benefit of travel is felt by local communities.
Wildlife - Protection of our world’s wildlife: while advocating for the highest standard of ethical wildlife experiences.

 
 
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Our 5 year strategy

How We Tread Right

Launched in 2020, How We Tread Right (HWTR) is our five-year sustainability strategy and blueprint for us and our sister brands under our parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC). 

Our strategy is based on 11 measurable goals anchored to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which address the issues of climate change, sustainable food production, waste reduction, travel experiences, diversity and inclusion, and wildlife.
 
Choosing to travel with us means choosing a travel company that puts sustainability at the heart of everything we do. To learn more about progress we are making against these goals, view our 2021 Impact Report.
 
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The HWTR Goals and our Trafalgar 2025 Commitment

Goal 1

Climate Change 

Achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 or sooner.

Read our climate emergency declaration.


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Goal 2

Climate Change

Source 50% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

Read our climate emergency declaration.

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Goal 3

Sustainable Food Production

Reduce food waste by 50% across all hotels and ships by 2025.
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Goal 4

Sustainable Food Production

Increase use of local and organic products in our supply chain by 2025.

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Goal 5

Responsible Consumption

Reduce Printed brochures by 50% by 2025.


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Goal 6

Responsible Consumption

Eliminate as many unnecessary single use plastics from our operations and itineraries by 2022.
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Goal 7

Overtourism

Have at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience included or available as an optional experience on all land tours by 2023.



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Goal 8

Overtourism

Achieve a 20% increase of itineraries visiting developing regions by specialist brands by 2025.
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Goal 9

Our Culture

Trafalgar’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) journey started many years ago, and in 2021 we launched our DEI Strategy and formalized specific and actionable goals across three core business functions: People and Culture, Travel Experiences, and Marketing and Communications.
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Goal 10

Our Culture

Complete 30,000 volunteer hours by 2025.


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Goal 11

Animal Welfare

Ensure all wildlife experiences across TTC brands adhere to our Animal Welfare Policy by 2021.

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences available on our trips and are chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have on their communities and those who experience them. Using a proprietary assessment tool, endorsed by industry experts and developed exclusively for Trafalgar and TTC’s family of brands, MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

 Experiences are assessed against a robust set of criteria directly tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

As a traveler you can be assured that by participating in one of these experiences your travel will have a positive impact and you will leave with a greater understanding of sustainable development issues worldwide, and the inspiring local community actions being taken to address them.

Currently you can enjoy 45 different sustainable travel experiences that meet the set United Nations Sustainable Development Goals criteria. Here are just a few…

 


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What you can expect on trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences seek to encourage the greatest community benefit from travel and sustainable tourism, while educating guests on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the local community actions being taken to advance them. As a traveller you can be assured that your enriching experience is having a positive impact by partaking in one of these experiences.

Aligned to Goal 7 of our HWTR strategy, we are committed to including at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on all land tours by 2023. Currently you can enjoy 45 different sustainable travel experiences that meet the set United Nations Sustainable Development Goals criteria. Here are just a few…

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Kenya

Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy

On Trafalgar’s ‘Wonders of Kenya’ trip, guests learn firsthand from the rangers at Ol Peteja Conservancy about its endangered wildlife and ecosystem conservation efforts. Ol Peteja is home to 2 of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos and is a sanctuary for over 110 critically endangered black rhinos. This experience directly advances UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land.




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Somerset

Explore 15th-century Blackmore Farm

On our ‘Best of Britain’ itinerary, witness the care and passion Ian and Ann Dyer have for preserving farming traditions and history at this heritage listed property. Mentioned in the Domesday book of 1085, enjoy exploring this ancient manor with Ian complete with suits of armour and ancient weapons on the walls then wander the lush green pastures farm before a delicious lunch prepared by Ann. This experience directly supports UN Global Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

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Jordan

Meet the talented women of Iraq Al-Amir

This truly touching encounter be a highlight of your ‘Best of Israel and Jordan Experience’, and you’ll learn how this female-owned organisation helps to empower these local women in rural Jordan financially by providing them with employment and skills making soap, notebooks from recycled paper and colourful pottery. You’ll leave inspired by the resilience and determination of these incredible women who’re using their skills to improve their lives and that of their community. This experience directly supports UN Global Goal 5: Gender 
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Climate Action

Our road to net zero

In 2021, to outline how we will address our emissions as a business, we developed a 5-point Climate Action Plan, committing us to Measure, Reduce, Remove, Offset, and Evolve. We believe in backing big, bold ideas that prioritize nature-based carbon solutions and support biodiversity. 
 
Since the launch of our HWTR strategy, global action on the world’s response to climate change has continued to advance, and our commitment to evolve has enabled us to match that advancement. The most significant change we’ve made since the launch of our plan is our decision to commit to net zero. 

In the next step of our journey to net zero, our parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC) has formally committed to carbon reduction targets that are aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). These targets are currently under review by the SBTi and will be announced later this year. Science-based targets ensure we play our part in reducing our emissions in line with keeping the global temperature below a warming of 1.5° C by mid-century. 

This will require bold and ambitious action across our business, and as a member of TTC’s family of brands, we, along with our sister brands, have immense opportunity for impact. TTC’s Scope 1 + 2 target will tackle the emissions from owned ground transport fleet, Uniworld ships, Red Carnation Hotels, as well as our shared global offices and facilities. Our shared Scope 3 target will address our indirect emissions including trip emissions. 
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Carbon offsets

Trafalgar has partnered with leading offset provider South Pole  to offset select emissions, including residual emissions from our offices as well as from business travel. You too can purchase carbon offsets  for the emissions produced by your travels. South Pole has 700+ high quality, and verifiable offset projects that are an important part of the global green transition.  

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Climate is a shared challenge

As a founding signatory to the Glasgow Declaration , and signatories to Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, we are committed to working together with our industry to find solutions to the climate crisis. Read our declaration of a climate emergency  and learn more about our efforts.
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Philanthropic efforts

Our TreadRight Projects

TreadRight is a not-for-profit founded by Trafalgar and our sister brands under The Travel Corporation, to support sustainable tourism projects around the world. Through TreadRight, we have helped fund more than 60 projects worldwide. Learn about our project partners to date.
 
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Join us

Take the Pledge

All members of Trafalgar and the TTC’s family of brands have stood up and personally committed to sharing TreadRight’s ethos as travellers, as travel providers and as members of the global travel industry. We invite you to join us and take the pledge to make a difference to people, planet and wildlife.

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is a registered trademark of the TreadRight Foundation.
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