For Kuoni, it’s about caring for the world we live in and respecting the people, places and animals we may encounter during our travels. All of the hotels we offer have signed up to our Responsible Promise; and many go the extra eco-mile, including some of the best hotels in the world.
Here are a few easy, simple tips to help become a responsible traveller.
We work with our hotel and ground agent suppliers closely, encouraging them to sign up to the Kuoni Code of Conduct. We trust in these hotels and agencies to do their utmost to respect and achieve the standards we set out. We have a responsibility towards society to be a good corporate citizen, from a sustainable supply chain to ethical human rights.
Some of the points we highlight in our Kuoni Code of Conduct are:
We strive to ensure that travel has the most positive effect possible and we support Travelife, an industry-leading scheme that monitors the social and environmental standards of hotels worldwide and awards each hotel a Bronze, Silver or Gold label, which you will see on many of our hotel pages.
Awarded to hotels that pay all of its employees at least the national minimum wage. Hotels should also take preventative action to protect children and adolescents from sexual exploitation by tourists; and save water and energy, as well as reducing waste.
As well as meeting the Bronze standards, hotels have a dedicated employee to implement social and enviromental strategies. Hotels purchase most of their goods from local producers and actively benefit the local community.
In addition to meeting the Bronze and Silver criteria, a hotel should produce regular reports of its positive and negative impacts on local people and the environment, demonstrating that its sustainability performance is of the highest importance.
There are many sustainability accreditation schemes available, so although a hotel may not have a Travelife logo, it may have met and gained another green accreditation.