In 2018, we celebrated becoming a certified B Corp, making us the largest in the travel sector globally.
More than just a logo, B Corp certification is a rigorous process, which recognises businesses that are a genuine force for good in the world.
In this way, the B Corp movement is redefining success in business, to pursue value for shareholders and stakeholders alike. This includes employees, communities, the environment, suppliers and customers – everything and everyone our businesses touch.
We're not perfect. And this certification provides us with a road map for how we can be better. It's not only about meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency today. It’s about striving to increase the positive impact we have on our planet, our people and the local communities we visit in future – with a benchmark of the best in the world.
Intrepid has long been committed to doing good. We were founded to create a style of travel that gives back to the places and people we visit. It's why we returned to independent ownership in 2016; to focus on the dual goals of growing the market for sustainable experience-rich travel, while operating a business with purpose balanced with profit.
This holistic certification shows our stakeholders that this commitment to doing good flows right through our business – from our direct operations to our supply chain, our not-for-profit and how we treat our staff.
While the preparation for our certification was a three-year journey – given the size and scale of our business – this third-party accreditation provides stakeholders with a shortcut to what we stand for.
To achieve certification, 23 of Intrepid's companies were independently audited. They were weighted and graded on how they meet B Lab’s social and environmental standards, where a minimum total score of 80/200 points is required.
Read our B Impact report here.