July 15, 2024

Travel Places certifies as a B Corporation

Travel Places has achieved certification as a B Corp, which means it has been identified as “meeting a higher standard of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profits with purpose”. 

Since committing to reach the standards required by B Corp, Travel Places has taken a number of steps, which include:

  • Investments aimed at reducing its carbon footprint, with modifications to the Travel Places head office, installation of solar panels in 2022 and a switch to electric vehicles
  • Becoming carbon neutral by offsetting all the emissions that were impossible to avoid
  • Increasing its community involvement, partnering with local charities to fundraise, support and raise awareness
  • Improved provisions for staff, committing to paying a living wage, refreshing wellbeing campaigns, communication and benefits
  • Development of innovative supply chain solutions and tools to support its clients’ sustainability efforts
  • Launch of a training academy, providing increased opportunities for those looking to begin a career in travel.

Joint Managing Director, Matthew Warren, said: “We accept the impact that travel and events programmes can have on our resources, society and the environment. But we also strongly believe that they can be a powerful force for good and we have embraced our responsibility in facilitating that. 

“Becoming B Corp marks the start of the next phase of our journey. We’re committed to a path of continual improvement and will keep pushing forward, identifying more ways to support our community of staff, local suppliers and charities, and always striving to make the right decisions to increase our positive impact on the world.”