TIGER TOPS RESPONSIBLE TOURISM POLICY

 

The Tiger Tops group of companies is the Nepal pioneer of environmentally responsible and sustainable tourism practices. Since the early 1960´s Tiger Tops wildlife, trekking and adventure operations are in remote and often fragile protected areas of the terai, middle hills, and high Himalaya. These habitats are threatened by population and environmental pressures and in need of sensitive management. As well as working with all stakeholders to protect and conserve the natural environment in which Tiger Tops is privileged to operate, the group also has close ties with the village people and communities who are considered both partners and vital resources in the businesses.

 

The following are the main pillars of the Tiger Tops sustainable tourism policy:

 

Environmental impacts

Tiger Tops ensures that all operations minimize their adverse environmental and social impacts and leave only the lightest possible footprint. Continual efforts strive to use proven and to pioneer new methods of alternative technology to offset and mitigate adverse environmental impacts. In order to achieve these aspirations, we work with local partners, community groups and conservation organizations to develop and support environmental enhancement projects.

 

Community Involvement

Tiger Tops works in close partnership with all stakeholders involved in its businesses. These include local communities, village, district and central government, local, national and international charities and NGOs, staff and guests to ensure that Tiger Tops contributes to the collective aspirations of the local community and supports community initiatives for environmentally responsible social-economic development.

 

Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Tiger Tops maintains the highest ethical and professional standards in its business practices, and will encourage a similar approach in the community by example and advocacy.

The group´s administration, operational, and accounting systems are responsible, safe, accessible to stakeholders, and compliant with regulations. Terms of employment are transparent and fair and all grievances are reconciled promptly.

Tiger Tops allocates corporate resources to support community based and environmentally responsible initiatives as above.

Every effort is made to minimize waste and adverse environmental impacts within the group´s daily operations by recycling and using responsible disposal systems. Suppliers and partners are encouraged to adopt similar aspirations.

Staff recruitment policy favors local and adjacent communities, especially disadvantaged groups and women, and provision is made for in-house, on-the-job and out-sourced skills training to enhance employee skills.

Tiger Tops maximizes the use of quality Nepal-made supplies for all operations, favoring locally grown, organic produce to the maximum possible extent, including furnishings, tents, handicrafts etc.

 

Working with commercial partners and other stakeholders

Tiger mountain ensures that all employees, suppliers, local community and guests are aware of the sustainable tourism policy and are encouraged to monitor, quantify and further develop the policy and its implementation with the groups operation.

 

Partner Organizations

Tiger Tops endorse the sustainable tourism policies and approaches of our partner organizations. These have historically included, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Bird Conservation Nepal
  • Birdlife International
  • International Centre for Responsible Tourism
  • International Trust for Nature Conservation
  • IUNC Nepal
  • National Trust for Nature Conservation Nepal
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
  • The International Ecotourism Society
  • The Mountain Institute
  • Sustainable Tourism Network Nepal
  • Sustainable Travel International
  • Responsibletravel.com
  • UK Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal
  • WWF Nepal