ORO Travel is proud to say that we have made a public commitment to improving the wellbeing of the ecosystems and communities in which we work. We have been working with the international conservation organization, the Rainforest Alliance, since 2008, and are an active affiliate of an international community of tour operators that have said “yes” to sustainability. This means that we are Certified as meeting Rainforest Alliance sustainable tourism requirements and have signed a legally binding agreement with the Rainforest Alliance, committing to:
Encouraging our suppliers (the lodges, restaurants, and other businesses we work with in the destinations where we send our guests) to become verified or certified, either by the Rainforest Alliance or another third party program that is duly recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Giving priority to certified or verified hotels and lodges in tour packages offered to international tourism wholesalers or travelers
Ensuring that during the first year, at least 30% of our suppliers in key destinations are verified or certified, with increasing percentages in subsequent years.
Making a charitable contribution to support the ongoing work of the Rainforest Alliance: to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities.
We are a member of the TourCert community and are qualified regarding the ecological and social standards of TourCert. Based on a self-assessment we implement an action plan which is reported to TourCert annually.
Sustainability Policy - ORO Travel
We are a Tour Operator aware of our surroundings and the importance of the environment. The main objective for our company is to offer fascinating and unforgettable experiences to our visitors, with minimal environmental impact and in turn developing the social and cultural context of all involved.
It should be noted that we are implementing on an ongoing basis, the outlined objectives in order to achieve adequate sustainability and a healthy environment. This achievement depends on all actors; employees, suppliers, customers and service providers, to leave future generations a sustainable and prosperous development while contributing to poverty reduction.
Therefore, we commit to:
Faithfully comply with the principles of sustainable development, to be implemented based on the labor, environmental, business and safety regulations and laws of our country, the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and all legal regulations of those countries where we have an impact.
Integrate and implement the various policies of the company (Sustainability, Environmental, Suppliers, Social and Human Resources) to achieve excellent human and business development.
We declare ourselves against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children and adolescents, therefore, we do not promote child labor. We do not employ minors in our facilities.
We are against discrimination of any kind, ensuring ethnic and gender equity in our employees.
Work on minimizing negative impacts on the environment and natural resources, and on reducing waste and pollution of the natural resources we have.
Development and implement in the long term a training program of good environmental practices, aimed at raising awareness with our employees, suppliers, service providers and customers in order to achieve behavioral changes.
Contribute to the conservation and recovery of natural heritage as well as tangible and intangible cultural heritage through active inclusion of these sites within our tourist offer.
Communicate and publicize our sustainability policy to the outside world through social media, news, newsletters, blogs and through the daily work of each of our colleagues.
Be transparent, formal and professional in the management of the Rainforest Alliance and/or other Certification Programs and to continually update our procedures to meet the requirements.