Three Years Into Our Planet Care Pledge and Sustainability Journey
Three years after making a groundbreaking pledge to take climate action, voluntarily and at our own expense, by offsetting our direct travelers’ flight CO2 emissions via payments to the climate impact portfolio of Sustainable Travel International, we thought the moment was ripe to assess our impact to date, even as we continue to map a path forward.
Together, Exito and over half a dozen sustainability-minded tour operator partners who have joined our Planet Care program, have offset more than 4,200 tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 1,000 cars off the road for a year, or planting more than 150,000 trees.
And while we’re proud that our Planet Care Pledge and our concrete climate impacts continue to be industry-leading examples, we understand there’s much more work to be done as we continue forward on this ever evolving sustainability journey.
That’s why in 2023, in partnership with the PBS docuseries The Food Principle, Exito created the first Impact Accelerator flight grants to Catalyze Conservation through Connection. And why, in 2024, we’ve joined 1% for the Planet, making a commitment to give 1% of our annual sales to approved 1% for the Planet environmental organizations that support people and the planet.
So while space parasols and other speculative, far off and potentially far reaching climate solutions will continue to garner headlines, we’ll continue taking action and measuring impacts today, in order to create a better tomorrow for ourselves, our neighbors and our planet.
If you’re a tour operator looking to offset your travelers’ flight CO2 emissions, please get in touch with our Business Development team to see how you can join Exito as a Planet Care Ambassador.
If you’re a traveler, Click Here to learn more about the carbon reduction projects of Sustainable Travel International, which our offset payments directly support.
If you’re a journalist wanting to learn more about Exito’s climate action and initiatives, please contact our Director of sustainability and Outreach, Jim Kane.