The well being of our employees, neighbours, clients, partners and associated communities is carefully considered in every action that we take and we have implemented a CSR policy and adopted an occupational health and safety system. We have also engaged a Health and Safety Consultant to operate overseas on our behalf and encouraged the education of clients in the benefits of sustainable tourism, in particular preserving their environment and reducing their carbon footprint.
If Only… is committed to the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) guidance on Sustainable Tourism and has formalised a Sustainable Tourism Policy that aims to proactively reduce the company’s impact on the environment in the UK, Ireland and the destinations we promote.
Our featured destinations resorts, carriers and other suppliers are all asked to produce their own Sustainable Tourism Policies as part of their business agreement with If Only…, and staff visiting report back on local sustainable tourism issues.
Sustainable business practices
In the past few years, we have significantly reduced paper usage and instigated processes to reduce energy consumption, including motion-sensitive lighting systems.
Promotional material and brochures and produced from sources approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council and use a printing process that has a minimal environmental impact.
Our head office has been relocated to Glasgow City Centre, making it easily accessible by both rail and bus services, reducing the unnecessary use of cars by staff.
Over the past few years, members of the If Only… team have competed in events such as the Race for Life, in aid of Cancer Research UK, and both the Great Scottish Run and the Travel Trade Crusade, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Fundraising by staff is regularly matched with a company contribution.