B Impact Report

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Better Places

Tour Operator
Certified Since: May, 2018
Location: Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Sector: Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Overall B Impact Scoreinfo_outline

84.9

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

Better Places mission is to create better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit. They are committed to making a social impact above making a profit. Founded in 2014, their global network currently incorporates some 40 destinations and many more communities whom they seek to benefit through local employment and direct interaction with travellers. Their trips encourage travellers to
respectfully connect with locals, tread lightly on the environment and spread the economic impacts of their travels as widely as possible.

Their trips provide their customers with exceptional, intimate experiences of the
destination through small-scale tourism, with opportunities for staying in homestays or family-run accommodation; excursions to meet local people whilst supporting community and/or Fairtrade projects, and learning first-hand about local culture, heritage, fauna and flora knowledge from experienced local guides.

They give preference to local and sustainable/Fair Trade suppliers; they have a written policy giving preference to female-owned suppliers; they donate 10% of their annual net profit to intitiatives that make the world a bit better.

They offset 100% of GHG emissions generated from trips; they encourage clients to book
the least polluting trips through measuring and comparing whole trip and international flight CO2
emissions; they encourage clients to use fewer single-use plastic bottles. It is their aim to go completely single-use plastic bottle free on all of their trips by the end of 2019.

Impact Area Scoresinfo_outline