Creating Environmental Recovery
Doctors have the hippocratic oath - "first do no harm"
At Atma, we hold ourselves to a higher bar.
We only run trips if they have a positive impact on the community they visit and the environment as a whole.
We want to use the huge potential of tourism to bring about environmental recovery. This is ultimately achieved in three ways:
- Our Internal Policies
- The Training of External Staff
- The Behaviour We Ask From Our Travellers
We work in accordance with the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector's practices. From the start, we eliminate all the negative environmental practices that we can. If, for some reason, a practice cannot be eliminated, we seek to reduce its use or substitute harmful activities with less harmful ones. Finally, if something cannot be reasonably eliminated, reduced, or substituted we look to offset the harm with carbon credits.
To ensure we are achieving a positive impact on the environment, we purchase more offsets than are necessary. We also work with local environmental regeneration projects whenever possible.
The mission to create a positive environmental impact is not a destination. Instead, it is a constantly advancing journey, and we are always eager to hear about potential improvements.