Asia BackPackers Environmental Policy
At Asia BackPackers we are committed to working in a sustainable way.
We have a published 30 point plan and are undertaking the following actions to achieve this.
We aim to raise awareness, encourage participation in sustainable business practice and expect similar practice from our contractors and suppliers.
We encourage our guests to understand the consequences of their actions regarding the environment, how they can help us in achieving our set goals and add their workable green ideas to our existing 30 Point Plan.
We play a part in the community assisting various organisations and local charities.
We are actively seeking a national code that the tourism and in particular the hotel/hostel industry will adhere to, this will then be an indicator of the participants sustainable practices.
We aim to reduce the use of energy and water in our venues.
We comply and where possible exceed the requirements of Thailand’s environmental legislation and approved codes of practice.
We continuously seek to improve our environmental and social performance.
We endeavour to reduce pollution, emissions and waste, to ensure we meet our Environmentally Friendly Policy
We are the world’s first Carbon Neutral Hostel Group.
‘Carbon offsets let you pay to reduce the global Green House gases (GHG) total instead of making radical or impossible reductions of your own. GHG emissions mix quickly with the air and, unlike other pollutants, spread around the entire planet. Because of this, it doesn’t really matter where GHG reductions take place if fewer emissions enter the atmosphere we all benefit’.
Carbon neutrality begins with reduction. It’s a concentrated effort to produce less waste and use more renewable energy. After reduction has reached its limit, or its comfortable threshold, carbon offsets can make up for the rest. Carbon offsets are voluntary. Asia BackPackers employ Carbon offsets alongside our existing 30 point Environmental Friendly plan to counteract our guest’s carbon emissions and to do what we can to help ‘our’ plane