HOW WE TREAD RIGHT (HWTR)
How We Tread Right (HWTR) is The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) new five-year sustainability strategy, which sets the mandate on sustainability at Evan Evans and our sister travel companies.
Our strategy is based on 11 measurable goals developed to address Evan Evan’s impact on Planet, People, and Wildlife. These goals, anchored to the United Nations’ Global Goals , address:
- Planet – sustainability and conservation by targeting climate change, sustainable food production and responsible consumption through carbon management, renewable energy, the food cycle, waste reduction, and the elimination of single-use plastics.
- People – community support and cultural preservation by targeting overtourism through the inclusion of new Make Travel Matter experiences, the creation of a standalone strategy to encourage greater diversity and inclusion at Evan Evans, and our global give-back efforts.
- Wildlife – conservation and protection by targeting animal welfare and conservation, and ethical wildlife experiences through TreadRight’s Animal Welfare Policy.
Learn more about how choosing Evan Evans means choosing a travel company that puts sustainability and the planet at the core of everything we do.
OUR CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
Goals #1 and #2 of our sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right (HWTR) respectively commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 or sooner, and to ensuring that 50% of our electricity is secured from renewable sources by 2025. To ensure we are successful, we’ve built a Climate Action Plan. Our five-point plan will help us manage the carbon footprint of our business and trips, and prioritizes reducing and removing emissions ahead of offsetting. In addition, we commit to learning and adapting as technology and innovation help us in our transition to a low-carbon business.
Our plan builds on progress made to date and evaluates how we become a part of the global effort to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century, as outlined by the International Panel on Climate Change.
Beginning in 2022, all our offices and employee air business travel will be offset as part of our Climate Action Plan. In partnership with our carbon offset provider, South Pole, we will compensate these emissions by investing in a verified forest conservation offset project in Victoria, Australia.
Read more about our Climate Action Plan on our new Impact Hub.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® EXPERIENCES
Evan Evans has committed to implementing MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences into our incredible trips and itineraries. As a company of travel lovers, we know what makes an impactful travel experience that benefits the places we explore – but we wanted our community of travellers to be sure. So, we created an online tool to help us measure the positive impact MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences have on the traveler and communities we explore.
Our proprietary assessment tool, developed by our TreadRight team and endorsed by industry experts, is exclusive to Evan Evans and our sister brands. When you choose a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience you can be certain you are directly advancing global efforts to achieve the United Nations Global Goals.
Discover our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences here.