At If Only… we consider Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) to be an essential, rather than optional, business practice.
The wellbeing 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 printing process that have minimal environmental impact.
We have located our head office on the outskirts of Glasgow, convenient for both rail and bus services, reducing the reliance on cars by staff.
We primarily support The Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap (further details below), however contributions on behalf of If Only… are often made to staff individual fundraising efforts. Over the past few years, members of the If Only… team have completed in events such as the Race for Life, in aid of Cancer Research UK, and the Travel Trade Crusade, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Riep, Cambodia
34% of Cambodians survive on less than US$1 per day. 51% of Cambodian children are undernourished, with 1 in 7 dying before they reach their 5th birthday.
Angkor Hospital is a paediatric hospital which provides free, quality health care to impoverished children from both Siem Reap and neighbouring provinces. Every child has the right to a healthy life, by providing support we can make a profound difference in the life of a child and the future of a nation.
We are proud to support this worthy appeal and If Only… will contribute a donation for every booking made for travel to Cambodia. For further details about the Angkor Hospital, please visit www.angkorhospital.org