Here at Global, we recognise our responsibility to the places we visit, and also the local people who live in our destinations.
We believe that being responsible within this industry is much more than just preserving the landscapes and back drops to which our challenges take place. It’s about caring…..not only for our planet, but also for its people.
In our overseas destinations we work with small local ground handlers that employ local guides, using as much infrastructure as we can locally, to boost economy and income.
We aim to ensure that all local guides involved with our events are given a fair wage in accordance with appropriate local standards and each of our challenges is designed using the knowledge of local people.
We’ve teamed up with ClimateCare to encourage our participants to offset their carbon through the flights involved with our International Challenges – you can use the calculator at the bottom of this page to know how much you should offset.
ClimateCare is a service that reduces greenhouse gases on behalf of individuals and organisations, to compensate for their impact on the climate. It does this by ‘offsetting’ the greenhouse gases – such as CO2 – emitted from your activities by reducing an equivalent amount of CO2 on your behalf. These reductions are made through a range of projects in sustainable energy technologies that not only fight climate change but can bring widespread benefits to communities around the world.
You can offset emissions from flying, driving and household energy use – visit www.climatecare.org for further information.
We are fully aware that there is always room to do that little bit extra, and we do continously monitor and update our views and policies regarding Responsible Tourism.
We recycle our paper and recycle all print cartridges and use environmentally friendly monitors. We do not allow any paper/plastic cups whatsoever and also encourage our staff to car share, or take public transport.
Caring begins at home, and we believe that if we can get it right in the office, then we can get it right on our challenge event.
We actively encourage a ‘leave only footprints’ attitude on each of our challenges, and now that we are working on our own doorstep with our UK Challenge Series, it’s just as important. In addition to ourselves, we also believe that it is also the duty of our participants to respect the areas in which our events take place and we reinforce this at safety briefings prior to any event taking place.
Anyone seen to be disrespectful to the environment and its locals, and not listening to the advice of the guides will be simply taken off the event – no arguments. We’re passionate about the area in which we hold our events, as they provide stunning backdrops to fantastic challenges. We also actively encourage participants to help ‘clean’ where they walk, by offering prizes to teams that can collect the most rubbish on trail!