BDP Awarded Travelife Sustainability Partner
BDP Awarded Travelife Partner
Sustainability has been on the agenda for many years at BDP and in 2019, the company decided it was time to take the next step and become a certifiably sustainable company!
Travelife is a certification system, dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry. It provides companies with realistic sustainability goals, tools and solutions to implement positive change within their businesses and supply chains.
Becoming a Travelife Partner is a recognition BDPs commitment to long-term efforts within sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
BDP complies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility 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.
Wish to generate momentum for sustainability in the tour operators sector
BDP is the 8th company in Denmark to have reached the Travelife Partner award and CEO, Hanne Nehmar is proud of the company becoming a frontrunner for the sustainable movement within the industry in Denmark:
“Sustainability has always been at the very heart of BDP. With the Travelife Partner certificate, we have been able to focus even more on our sustainable efforts. We are thrilled to be part of the Travelife movement, and hope to inspire others to contribute to minimizing the footprints of the DMC industry”
Travelife, which has been established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. They are excited about the development within the Danish market:
“I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operators sector is obtaining momentum. The award of the front runner BDP – Best Destination Partner will inspire other companies in Denmark to follow the same path” says Mr Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for tour operators.
An even more sustainable future
For BDP, becoming Travelife Partner is just the beginning. Hanne Nehmars has many more plans for becoming an even more sustainable company in the future. The next step is, to graduate even further in the Travelife auspices and become Travelife Certified. This process is already underway and in the meantime, the BDP team is celebrating the current Travelife Partner nomination with some sustainable muffins!