KeyTours takes a step forward in sustainability

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KeyTours takes a step forward in sustainability“Acropolis of Athens: We take care of our cultural heritage by offsetting the travel footprint.”

KeyTours announces its partnership with Sustainable Travel International and the
start of its ESG plan which presents the company’s efforts from now on to offer
quality tours in a more responsible manner. KeyTours prioritizes initiatives where
they can have the greatest impact given the corporate purpose and mission. The
company is immensely mindful of its responsibility to minimize its environmental
footprint – in support of the tourism industry's target of achieving net-zero carbon
emissions by 2050, and also because for KeyTours it’s the right thing to do.
KeyTours ESG plan is based on 3 central pillars.
1. The environmental impact
KeyTours is pleased to announce the launch of its offsetting program. Its goal
focuses on the emissions that by now include a carbon footprint mostly from its bus
tours and transfers. Trying to achieve net-zero emissions, KeyTours purchases
carbon offsets and provide funding for forestry, energy, and blue carbon projects
around the world. Examples include reforestation in Indonesia and Brazil and
renewable energy sources in Thailand. Furthermore, It has taken significant energy
efficiency measures and steps to improve recycling in order to integrate it into the
company's daily routine. KeyTours also helps the environment at a local level and has donated 100 trees for reforestation of the recently burned down Voulas’ mountain, the equivalent of over 15 tons of carbon reduction.
2. The social impact
KeyTours is committed to enriching lives by making a positive and lasting impact on its communities. KeyTours' focus is on creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is treated with empathy and respect. In addition, it focuses on the well-being of its employees by offering a private group insurance package. Moreover, the company supports local societies by collaborating with local catering and accommodation family businesses in the Greek province and protecting personal data by implementing and maintaining data privacy policies

 “Delphi: a carbon-neutral bus tour is an environmentally mindful experience”

3. The governance impact
KeyTours is dedicated to working hard to create a purpose-led culture where its
people are proud and excited to come to work every day. Additionally, the company fosters an inclusive work environment that respects diversity and supports it with a view not only to the individual and social good but also to the corporate one.
Dimitris Bistolas, CEO of KeyTours stated: “Our commitment includes an assurance that we will act with unwavering integrity while reducing our environmental footprint, that we will promote and respect human rights, and that we will offer favorable labor conditions. To that end, we announce the start of our cooperation with Sustainable Travel International. We are confident that this plan will take us towards a sustainable future with confidence”.

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