As a tailormade travel company, Sovereign Luxury Travel cares deeply about the destinations we take you to. We want to play our part in ensuring these unique and beautiful places, and their communities, thrive and flourish for years and decades to come.
We know the travel can be transformative; through building perspective, empowering communities, incentivising conservation and enriching lives. However, we recognise that we operate within the context of a climate and biodiversity crisis, and that aspects of tourism can leave a negative footprint on the world around us.
In response, we're busy working on improving our company-wide sustainability policies and practices, and - alongside our sister companies - have started implementing our 'Climate, Nature & Community' Sustainability plan.
We have measured the carbon footprint of all aspects of our offices and operations, and are currently developing science-aligned carbon reduction targets. We are looking for opportunities to offer our customers lower carbon transfer options, and work with our destination partners to minimise waste.
As part of our commitment to climate and nature action, we've joined our sister companies across the Travelopia Group* to partner with Blue Marine Foundation.
Our objective is to help conserve the stunning coastlines and marine life that enrich your holidays and restore ocean ecosystems that are vital in tackling climate change.
Together with our sister travel companies, we intend to donate at least £1 million over the next 3 years, with an aim to support the conservation and restoration of 7,000 hectares of vital marine ecosystems through seven global projects.
From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, Kenya to Indonesia, these protected blue carbon ecosystems have the potential to remove and store thousands of tonnes of carbon every year. They will also help protect a rich diversity of coastal and underwater wildlife, including endangered species.
Our support will also enable the training and employment of local communities in marine conservation, helping ensure these beautiful places are preserved for generations.
We have embedded a range of minimum sustainability standards across our operations to ensure safe and fair labour conditions, the ethical treatment of animals, a proactive effort to minimise environmental impact across our offices and holidays, and an intention to support local communities wherever possible.
Here are some ways in which you can join us in our efforts to preserve your favourite destinations, ensuring that future generations can also enjoy them:
*Sovereign Luxury Travel is a member of the Travelopia group of travel companies which has come together to partner with Blue Marine Foundation.