How & Why Travel Matters became a Certified B Corporation™ (B Corp™)

Last Updated on : 11th May 2023

Travel Matters has always been devoted to engaging & providing value to all of its stakeholders, whether they be our clients & communities, workers and the environment.

B Lab™, the team behind the certifying of B Corporations, is attempting to encourage businesses to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. For instance, Travel Matters had to provide responses and evidence to 226 questions. This auditing process took 12-months to complete and honed in on the businesses interactions with our ‘Community’, ‘Customers’, ‘Environment’, ‘Governance’ and ‘Workers’.

The ‘B Global Network’ states that “We are the non-profit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet”.

As a B Corp™, Travel Matters is proud to be part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact. Too often, the negative implications of travel seem to be a hot topic of conversation, which is why the Travel Industry needs businesses that are leading a global movement for an inclusive, environmentally conscious, equitable and regenerative economy. A huge aspect of our certification was built upon the pillars of our ‘Travel Matters Campaign to Make Travel Matter®’. This campaign has been at the core of the business and Karen founded Travel Matters in 1999. Simply put, we want to promote travel as a privilege!

Our aim, along with B Lab™, is to encourage people to make more conscious decisions before, during & after their travels and to be more pro-active in relation to the idea of protecting the environment and the communities they encounter along the way. Our wish is to make people’s travels really Matter and we want all travel experiences to be complete with the involvement of learning from the local community. As we are now part of this inspiring community, we will strive to learn and continue to build with other responsible and positive impact businesses. Our loyal clients will be continuously inundated with newsletters and posts across all our social media channels about responsible travel.

How do we achieve this? Travel Matters collaborates with tour operators and hoteliers who we believe to be leading the way in terms of sustainability. We showcase these partners on our Featured Stays page and prospective holiday-goers can learn all about what these businesses are doing for their sustainability commitment. On top of this, Travel Matters offers solutions to Green Travel, plants a tree for every holiday booking and networks with a lobby of industry coalitions to pave a better, greener & more responsible travel future. Being part of the B Corp™ community will help us (collectively) action and address society’s most critical challenges. An investment with Travel Matters and our partners is an investment in a more resilient future.

Travel Matters wants everyone to benefit from a holiday, as we believe that travel is the greatest education.

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