Travelife Partner Sustainability Award

Pan Lanka Travels has been awarded the Travelife Partner Sustailability Award. The award is a recognition of the long-term efforts of Pan Lanka Travels regarding Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.  Compliance with more than 100 criteria, related to office management, products offered, business partners and customer information form the basis of the partner certification. The Travelife standard covers the ISO 26000 CSR themes including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations; and is formally recognised as in full compliance with the UN supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

Travelife, which has been established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. More than 35 national travel associations promote the scheme to their members including ABTA and PATA. Since 2012, more than 600 Asian companies have been trained in CSR with the support of the Dutch government CBI program.

Pan Lanka Travels is the 5th company in Sri Lanka to have reached the Travelife Partner award. Mr Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for tour operators, “I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operators sector is obtaining momentum. The award of the front runner Pan Lanka Travels will inspire other companies in Sri Lanka to follow the same path”.

Travelife, which has been established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. More than 35 national travel associations are promoting the scheme to their members including ABTA, The British Travel Association and PATA, the Pacific Asian Travel Association. Since 2012, more than 600 Asian companies have been trained in CSR with the support of the Dutch government CBI program. They are now working stepby-step towards more sustainable operations.

 

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