Amazing Time Travels Local owned operational offices across these Myanmar destinations. We strive to run our business along ethical lines, embracing the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. We endeavor to maximize the positive benefits received by local communities as a result of our presence, while minimizing any negative impacts. Whenever possible, we will work with local partners and suppliers who share our philosophy and actively monitor their business practices and services.
This policy details our commitment to deliver our services in a responsible manner, whilst providing an innovative and varied product offering to our valued clients. It addresses not only the areas where will endeavor to minimize damage to our environment, but also details the measures taken to guarantee the health and safety of our employees, those in our supply chain and our customers. Additionally, Amazing Time Travels is committed to developing, operating and marketing our tourism services in a sustainable manner. With this in mind, Amazing Time Travel shas partnered with the ‘Travelife provide structure for our journey down the road to greater sustainability.
In each Amazing Time Travels country we aim to ensure there is an appointed team member coordinating our sustainability initiatives who has access to and is accountable to senior management. These sustainability coordinators will be in charge of action planning, monitoring and evaluation. Additionally, they will be key in keeping our sustainability policy up to date and reporting on the progress of sustainability management within Amazing Time Travels. Besides having an appointed team member responsible for sustainability management.
Reduction of disposable and consumable goods
We always aim to reduce the amount of disposable and consumable goods used in our operations, and when this is not possible, will reuse and recycle as much as we can. Already in offices some, employees are provided with re-useable bottles to avoid one-time use bottles being purchased. When reduction is not an option, we recycle waste through the utilization of recycling bins that are accessible to all employees. Plastic, paper, glass, compostable waste and batteries can be placed into separate recycling bins.
Paper consumption reduction
Communal printers are available with personal printers only available to senior management. Computers are set to print double sided and old contracts and documents that have been printed on one side are reused to print personal documents on the remaining blank side. We also encourage employees to use ink efficient printing settings, reducing consumption by 15%. Our Xerox printers enable us to monitor paper and ink usage.
Sustainable procurement means we aim to buy only locally produced fair trade coffee and tea for our employees. We always aim to purchase in bulk and buy sustainable and green cleaning products. Our giveaways are also locally sourced to reduce CO2 emissions and provide employment opportunities for local companies.
Energy reduction policy
Amazing Time Travel stakes a number of actions to ensure energy is not needlessly wasted in its offices. These include; saving energy from air conditioning units which are switched off at night and at weekends. We save energy on lighting and technical equipment by purchasing low energy devices. We ensure that devices are switched off during breaks and printers are switched off and unplugged at the end of each working day and over the weekends.
Staff travel policy and sustainable transport policy
We encourage staff use of public transportation where possible. Additionally, we give preference to transport suppliers that are committed to supplying sustainable local transport alternatives. We aim to train drivers in sustainable driving techniques, such as ensuring that drivers turn off engines when the vehicle is not in use.
Amazing Time Travels commits to communicating its sustainability goals and objectives to key partners in order to motivate existing partners to greater sustainability. Additionally, when selecting new partners we will factor in their sustainability performance.
Sustainable accommodation policy
We are committed to ensuring accommodation suppliers are made aware of our key sustainability goals and objectives. Standard sustainability clauses are being integrated into contracts with accommodation suppliers and signed accordingly. We will always offer multiple accommodation options where possible to provide a deeper cultural experience, whilst increasing benefits to local communities. Our accommodation suppliers must agree to no forced labour or child labour, among other conditions, and we ask that they actively support community involvement and development initiatives. Preference is also given to accommodation providers that work with international sustainability certification schemes.
Sustainable excursion policy
We ensure that all preferred excursion suppliers are aware of our sustainability objectives and encourage them to adopt a responsible approach. Each supplier is made aware of our sustainability policy and sensitive excursions. All excursion suppliers must commit to respect basic human rights and fight against child exploitation. We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers understand the importance of taking sustainability issues seriously. Excursion providers are required to evaluate how ethical and responsible their services are and train their guides accordingly. Protecting biodiversity and wildlife at each destination is also a key priority.
Marketing messages and product information
Amazing Time Travels will never promise more than it can deliver or provide a false impression of the destinations in which it works. We take full responsibility for our actions and strive to create a positive impact through our activities on the environment, customers, employees and communities. At all times we monitor and ensure active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards and international values. We communicate relevant sustainability issues to our clients in the destinations they visit and provide options for those who wish to donate or give back. An extensive list of products and destination information is accessible online for guests to access. We also provide customers with full support during their journey with Amazing Time Travels and have guidelines in place in the case of emergency situations.