Kuoda Travel receives the Climate Positive Certification and joins the United Nations efforts for climate-responsible Tourism
Since its creation, sustainability has been part of the philosophy of Kuoda Travel. We believe that tourism is very important in social and cultural life, and can play a relevant role in nature conservation and the fight against climate change.
This year, Kuoda Travel joined the global movement of The Glasgow Declaration of Climate Action in Tourism that promotes the revival of tourism, on a climate-responsible basis.
This achievement was possible thanks to the participation of Kuoda Travel in the Climate Positive certification cycle, a process promoted by the Green Initiative, whose purpose is to internalize climate action in the company’s business model.
Kuoda Travel’s climate strategy consists of implementing measures to reduce and avoid carbon emissions, in addition to combining the compensation of residual emissions, with the ecological restoration of degraded areas in Madre de Dios (Peru). It is worth noting that Madre de Dios is one of the most important global biodiversity hubs, with about 5% of all known species in the world. To learn more, see The Future of Madre de Dios, a publication of the Smithsonian Institution.
At the corporate level, and as part of this international commitment, Kuoda Travel plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 3% per year, seeking a total reduction of 30% by 2030.
To achieve this, Kuoda Travel has been working on reducing carbon emissions in energy consumption, material consumption, and logistics services. These carbon footprint mitigation practices will be complemented by planting trees of native species.
This concept of Kuoda Travel involves planting trees for each client, and with this, the company offers tourist services with a positive impact on the climate, being one of the first tourism companies in the world to offer these services.
As part of this vision, in the year 2022, Kuoda Travel has planted 120 trees and by 2023, it is estimated that another 120 will be planted, accumulating a total of 240 trees.
Complementing the direct mitigation actions, the company still plans to:
- Sensitize its collaborators to integrate good practices of energy consumption, waste management, circular economy, and climate action.
- Use transportation services and equipment that have high standards of energy efficiency, seeking when possible to avoid the consumption of diesel and gasoline.
- Offer correct maintenance and constant inspection of vehicles so that they work with total efficiency, thus limiting the generation of carbon emissions and guaranteeing the safety of its customers.
- Adequately manage solid waste (organic and plastic), seeking, when possible, to contribute to recycling processes and a circular economy.
- Sensitize our customers to avoid the use of plastic, also providing them with canteens that are more efficient and generate a lower carbon footprint.
- Eliminate the use of unnecessary paper, automating all our processes, avoiding paper printouts.
- Execute the environmental management system based on the International Standard ISO 14001:15 to mitigate environmental risks and take advantage of existing resources.
COVID-19 has exposed the need even more to restore balance and life in harmony between humans and nature. Through the Climate Positive certification, Kuoda Travel aims to offer new references and inspire the tourism sector worldwide, so that tourism can be part of the solution to climate change.
If you want to know more about the ecological restoration activities of Kuoda Travel visit: https://forestfriends.eco/peru-tambopata/