Inside Travel Group, the parent company of destination specialist brands InsideJapan Tours and InsideAsia Tours, has announced its B Corp certification. The B Corp certification comes after a rigorous process in which Inside Travel Group offered insight into its socially and environmentally responsible practices across all company areas. Inside Travel Group crossed the 80-point pass mark threshold with a final score of 80.3.
“This is an incredible milestone for Inside Travel Group. After nearly two years of dedicated effort, it marks the beginning of our journey toward becoming a more responsible and sustainable business. We are committed to benefiting our suppliers, customers, partners and staff, as well as the communities and environment we operate in,” said Simon King, co-founder.
Global Sustainability Manager Rob Moran added, “With our international offices, staff, and partners across the globe, the certification process has been a complex one, but it is a testament to the company’s commitment to being a better business, which should also offer all our trade partners the reassurance that they are working with a great travel company.”
To date, there are just under 6,300 B Corp companies in 89 countries across 159 industries. Of that, only 31 certified travel companies are in the tour operator space.
King continued, “As a long-haul tour operator, we acknowledge and embrace the climate impact of travel. We firmly believe that travel can be a positive force, and our B Corp certification sets us on a path of continuous improvement. Through this journey, we aim to create a positive impact on our destinations and everyone we collaborate with.”
The announcement comes as the company also received its CarbonNeutral certification. InsideAsia has recently launched several new cultural adventures across South Korea, and InsideJapan recently announced that after Japan’s borders reopened, 2023 was set to be one of its busiest years ever.
For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net/en-us/certification.