Diethelm Travel strives to be an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable travel service provider. We hold ourselves to high standards that place people, the planet and progress over than just profit and support the following: fair and ethical working conditions; environmental preservation and animal protection; continually improving products, procedures and policies to meet global responsible business standards.
We are committed to looking at the long-term effects of our actions so that our business can be mutually beneficial to all involved. This includes working closely with our local communities, our stakeholders/suppliers and building close relationships with our clients/agents.
All our decisions, actions and policies are based on benefitting three main pillars: Our People, Our World and Our Actions.
At Diethelm Travel, we employ around 500 full-time regional staff and indirectly employ many more throughout our supply chain. As an employer we take our responsibility very seriously. Below are key ways we demonstrate our responsibility to our people – both now and thinking ahead to the future.
Animal welfare is important to Diethelm Travel, our staff and our customers. We want to help protect animals from exploitation, neglect and cruelty, and we expect our suppliers to share these sentiments. If attractions we offer to our customers are not meeting recognised standards of animal welfare, or involve unacceptable suffering, we will work with the supplier concerned to improve conditions, or remove the attraction from sales.
Diethelm Travel ensures animals involved in the attractions we promote are properly cared for. We have also partnered with various international wildlife conservation organisation that advises us on all activities involving animals to help us further reduce our “Animal Footprint”, or worldwide impact on animals in tourism.
Our ultimate objective is to eliminate practices that have a negative impact on the welfare of animals or that threaten fragile natural habitats and their wildlife.
We work with credible partners to secure travel experiences that are not only authentic, responsible and sustainable, we regularly assess our operations to ensure we are always proud of how we conduct our business
Diethelm Travel has a range of policies and procedures in place to support our stance on social responsibility, these include: