Vamos Expeditions is now a Certified B Corporation!
Nine months ago, Vamos Expeditions embarked on the path to become a Certified Benefit Corporation or B Corp. B Corps are important, they are change makers that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy, balancing profit and purpose, they are leaders that use business as a force for good.
We are thrilled to announce that in 2020 Vamos Expeditions has officially become a legal B Corporation and is one of the first businesses in Peru from the tourism industry to obtain this certification. We are proud to join this global movement of people using business to make positive change in the world.
B Corp certification is the only certification available that looks beyond product and service model standards, but evaluates absolutely all dimensions of a business in order to make its certification. The certification and assessment process involved revising our company’s performance in five categories: governance, workers, customers, community, and the environment. B Corp Certifications is the only certification that evaluates a company’s comprehensive social and environmental impact and guarantees that your business is meeting the highest verified standards of performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
B Corps believes that society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. We must work together to reduce inequality, lower poverty rates, create healthier environments and, strengthen communities. We can do this in part by the creation of more high-quality jobs that provide both dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, we can use profits and growth as a means to have greater, more positive impacts in the lives of our employees, communities, and the environment.
To keep this highly selective status as a B Corps certified business, we must undergo re-verification every three years. We are motivated to keep improving our business and keep documenting our strides forward. B Corps set the gold standard for good business. Through our services, practices and profits, we at Vamos Expeditions are committed to improving the lives all of our partners and participants. We understand that we are all dependent upon one another and thus, responsible for not only each other today, but our future generations too.
«As a purpose-driven travel business it felt natural for our team to join the B Corporation movement and serve together with other businesses as a force for good. We stand for positive impact travel and take every measure to ensure the trips we plan are in line with our ethical values. One of our main goals as a company is to help create a strong incentive to preserve the remaining natural and cultural heritage in our region. We want to communicate our journey towards responsible travel with honesty and transparency. Our mission is to ensure we have as much of a positive impact as possible, and this mission is never-ending.» -We’re constantly taking steps to increase the positive impacts of our business and to minimize the negatives.
Annelies Hamerlinck, Founder Vamos Expeditions
- Want to learn more? Go to: www.bcorporation.net