Exito Planet Care

Exito believes travel is essential and transformative. At the same time, we acknowledge that travel, especially by air, emits CO2 that contributes to the negative effects of climate change.

 

While we believe the benefits of travel — to educate, inspire, conserve and connect — vastly outweigh the negative impacts, we are committed to taking concrete steps to minimize our travelers’ flight impacts on the environment as part of our journey to becoming an ever more sustainable and responsible organization to each of our stakeholders, including our planet.

I. We will not let perfect be the enemy of good. While there is no perfect solution to make international flights 100% sustainable with current technology, there are ways to minimize the negative impacts on the environment. This will be our path.

II. We will offset 100% of our direct travelers’ flight CO2 emissions. Starting in 2021 Exito will offset 100% of the CO2 emissions from our direct* travelers’ flights via Neutral Together (an innovative offsetting partnership between ATTA and South Pole).

*direct travelers are fliers who book directly with Exito without being referred through a partner tour operator. In 2019. Exito had 2,137 direct travelers.

III. We will collaborate with like-minded organizations to multiply our impact. Starting with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and extending to 100+ tour operators, we will work hand-in-hand with our partners as we encourage a mindshift to our Planet Care model of collaboration, where Exito offsets 100% of the CO2 emissions from each of our partners’ travelers’ flights booked through Exito.

IV. We will continue to educate ourselves, our travelers and our partners on a variety of ways to reduce the carbon impact of travel, including taking fewer trips of longer duration, substituting trains for planes where feasible, taking direct flights when possible, and building awareness and support for budding technologies such as carbon capture and removal.

V. We will communicate progress while always striving to achieve more. Our path towards sustainability is a journey, not a destination. Every so often, we’ll take measure and celebrate the distance we’ve traveled, while keeping our eyes on the horizon ahead.