This year, our sustainability efforts will be taking a giant leap forward through a commitment to offset the carbon emissions of every domestic and regional flight our travellers and staff take in all our destinations. This will result in a massive ten-fold improvement from the already substantial 332 tonnes we’ve offset in these destinations since 2015.
To achieve these goals, we’ll be working in signed partnership with NEXUS for Development to directly contribute to the Laos Improved Cookstove Programme. The programme supports local cookstove artisans who will receive training to make more efficient stoves. Their customers will then save on fuel costs, prepare meals more efficiently and breathe cleaner air.
The 8,000 carbon credits will directly impact the following:
This project is led by SNV, Netherlands Development Organisation with the support of OXFAM and the Lao non-profit association ARMI. The project aims to sell 420,000 improved stoves over an eight-year period with the support of carbon credits.
EXO’s support of the Laos Improved Cookstoves Project will contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 7 and 13 – Good Health and Well Being, Affordable and Clean Energy and Climate Action.
This is just one way EXO Travel, while following the lead of EXO Foundation, extends its commitment to responsible tourism by addressing environmental issues and helping to improve the living standards and quality of life of communities in its travel destinations.
Find out how you can support our projects here: http://exofoundation.org/