LITTLETON, Colo.— Sustainable Travel International has awarded the Globus family of brands its Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP) bronze certification.
The certification is a flagship program of Sustainable Travel International, a leading nonprofit that helps destinations, businesses and travelers implement innovative solutions that support sustainable tourism development.
STEP is among the first global standards to be formally recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), and Globus is the first major tour operator to receive the certification.
“For years, we have strived to operate in the most environmentally, socially and economically responsible way possible,” said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands.
Some examples of Globus’ focus on sustainability efforts that resulted in the STEP bronze certification, include decreasing water consumption by nearly 30 percent, reducing overall paper usage by nearly 10 percent, recycling nearly 50 percent of the company’s total waste, using only nontoxic, natural chemicals for cleaning, encouraging more telecommuters and using newer motorcoaches that are equipped with the latest technology in emission control and reduction.
“Globus’ commitment to sustainability is both impressive and important to the travel industry, given the thousands of travelers the organization serves on an annual basis,” said Brian T. Mullis, CEO and president of Sustainable Travel International. “We’re thrilled to recognize the organization’s progress and look forward to working together with the Globus team as they pursue higher levels of certification in the coming years.”