Responsible and Sustainable Tourism
At Langford Expedition Training we aim to hold ourselves to a high ethical standard when using outdoor locations and destinations as part of our business. When locations are used there are several considerations we approach to assess the viability, practicality and sustainability of the places that we utilise for our activities.
A leakage is where money is no longer in circulation in the location that items or services would be purchased. Which means the local communities that are in use would not be supported by financial transactions. This is a global issue; however, this is how Langford Expedition Training is helping to reduce its impact on small business and local communities.
Sustainability is a long term goal where we look after the environment that our company uses which not only allows us to continue using the rivers, footpaths and rock faces, but allows us to preserve these locations for other users and future generations.
Recycling and reduction of litter:
We believe that our business should be following the best practice of recycling and reduction of litter to landfill sites. Being actively involved in the outdoor industry we have applied the saying ‘take only photographs and leave only footprints’ we are putting this into action both large and small.
We also do regular litter picks on activities because we use the outdoors as our workspace we take a serious attitude to keeping it clean. We have often had ideas to turn this into a competition to help our groups understand the importance of not littering. We offer a prize for the group that picks up the most litter when out on either a course or expedition, this varies from group to group and how involved they want to get with this, however our instructors are always trying to reduce the amount of litter in the natural environment.
Host and guest relationships are very important when using the outdoors as a significant percentage of our outdoor landscape is privately owned either by a National Park or an individual. In order to keep the people who own the land happy and to ensure that we and others can continue to keep using the outdoors we always make sure we keep to the national and local access laws.
If you have any questions about Lloyd Langford Expedition Trainings ethical standards concerning the user of the outdoors for adventure and profit please feel free to contact us.
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