Since Headwater began over 35-years ago, climate change is more apparent than ever, from melting ice caps to extreme weather events. Tackling the climate crisis is a collective effort and Headwater have a pivotal role to play in minimising our negative impact and using tourism as a force for good. Our People, Places and Planet Plan lays out the ways we persistently and passionately seek to improve life through travel - for the people we meet, the places we visit and the planet we explore. Click here to read our latest sustainability reports.
Looking at our social and environmental impact, our wide community of 'responsible adventures' helped us to identify six key UN Sustainable Development Goals to work towards, as part of our People, Places & Planet plan:
Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth
Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13 - Climate action
Goal 14 - Life below water
Goal 15 - Life on land
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Here at Headwater, and at our sister company Exodus Travels, we are all passionate about the power of travel to make a positive impact on the world around us. We work hard to make sure our adventures empower and protect the communities and environments we take people to visit, and we are thrilled to support this goal further through the Exodus Travels Foundation.
Thanks to the generosity of our clients and partners and the breadth of our networks, we are able to support a number of community-based projects which improve life in hard-to-reach places.
Read more about the Foundation's work here.
We are delighted to be a signatory of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, a collective of travel businesses and organisations committed to delivering effective climate action. As part of Tourism Declares:
The climate action movement continues to gather momentum and we are proud signatories of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism which was launched at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in 2021.
The Glasgow Declaration aims to co-ordinate the tourism industry to take urgent action on the climate crisis. By signing, Headwater and sister company Exodus have declared our commitment to halving carbon emissions by 2030 and reaching 'Net Zero' before 2050, in line with scientific recommendations. Our Nature Net Positive Commitment details the actions we are taking not only as part of the Glasgow Declaration but our own sustainability strategy, to reduce carbon and regenerate biodiversity, giving back to nature more than we take.
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