Inside Travel one of just 31 tour operators to be granted B Corp status

By Linsey McNeill
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Inside Travel Group has joined the global B Corp movement of businesses aiming to balance profits with purpose.

All certified B Corp business must meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

To date, there are just 31 certified tour operators.

Inside Travel Group, owner of InsideJapan and InsideAsia, said its certification comes ‘after a rigorous process’ in which it produced evidence of its socially and environmentally responsible practices across all areas of the company.

Inside Travel Group just crossed the 80-point pass mark threshold with a final score of 80.3. 

“This is a great day for Inside Travel Group. The full process has taken us almost two years to complete, but it is only the start of a longer journey of being a better business for our suppliers, customers, partners, and staff, as well as the communities and environment we work in”, said Co-Founder Simon King. 

“With our international offices, staff, and partners across the globe, the certification process has been a complex one, but it really is testament to the company’s commitment to being a better business which should also offer all our trade partners the reassurance that they are working with a great travel company”, added Global Sustainability Manager, Rob Moran. 

In total, there are almost 6,300 B Corp companies in 89 countries across 159 industries.

Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Inside Travel Group to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good”. 

Simon added: “As a long-haul tour operator, we can’t and won’t shy away from the climate impact that travel has.

“We believe that travel can be a force for good, and our B Corp certification will set us on a path of continual improvement which ultimately will be better for our destinations and all whom we work with”. 

The announcement comes as the company also received its CarbonNeutral® certification.

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