MEETING POINT MOROCCO
Customer focus, integrity as well as care for the people and the environment are our company’s core values. We aim to maximize the positive impact of tourism on individuals, communities and the environment.It is our aspiration to offer high quality, sustainable services to our customers! We have started our journey towards more sustainable tourism and it is work in progress for everyone in our company. Therefore, we continuously improve our processes and develop new products – strengthening environmental management, fair labour practices, human rights and community support. We ensure to comply with all relevant legislations and embed sustainable principles into our operations and core business practices.
Environment and Community Relations
We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by taking specific measures towards reducing waste and by optimizing use of water and energy. We strive to source sustainable products and aim to buy locally where possible.
We follow all relevant laws, regulations and best practices to avoid damage to the environment caused by preventing the pollution of ground, soil, water, or air pollution. We believe that transport is an important aspect of sustainable tourism and aim to select the most sustainable transport option available in-destination.
Moreover, we support protecting wildlife while complying with local and international regulations. We do not participate in trading and exhibiting or any other activities involving wildlife as we are convinced that this interaction causes harm to humans, animals or plants and therefore find it socially and culturally unacceptable.
Responsible Management and Human Rights
We aim to work with excursion suppliers with sound care for their human resources, which is of key importance to the tourism sector. Hence, we assess if the supplier maintains good labor conditions for their staff (minimum wage, reasonable working times, proper lunch hours, etc.).
The excursion supplier ensures that the rights of children are respected and safeguarded. If the supplier employs children below the age of 14, the business should ensure that there are special working conditions put in place to safeguard them (for example part-time or on internship basis).
Excursion suppliers are stimulated to purchase and use local food products, which are produced based on fair trade and sustainability principles.
The excursion suppliers limit their negative effect on local and global biodiversity wherever feasible (e.g. do not offer red listed species on the menu).
The excursion suppliers building (exterior and/or interior) incorporates elements of local art, architecture, or cultural heritage.
The excursion suppliers respect the intellectual property rights of local communities and contributes to the local community in whichever way they can (e.g. sponsoring of local events, donation to local heritage sites).
Meeting Point Morocco, observes fair and lawful competition practices, and complies with all applicable competition or anti-trust laws wherever it does business.
We continually monitor the progress of our actions and commitments and review our action plans every 3 months.
Destinations where waste; sanitation; human rights, and healthcare, water, energy, and food availability are not selected for promotion.
Whenever possible, we avoid mass tourism destinations and set up special meaningful local encounters for travelers and locals.
We propose places where other tourists do not usually go, to support local communities that does not usually benefit directly from tourists.
When producing new business we respect the communities by discussing our project with the head of the village or region. We balance visitor growth and tourism development with local needs to create decent jobs and economic benefits for a large number of the region inhabitants.
Meeting Point Morocco, by educating and training its employees, hope to be a role model and we are always happy to collaborate with tourism stakeholders.
We are in the process of implementing an efficient and comprehensive recycling system in our office. Energy Reduction: We working on limiting light and air-conditioning usage to regulating our water consumption; we aim to instill positive energy consumption practices in our staff.
We ensure not to buy more than we need and strive to find more sustainable alternatives. Bulk purchasing is encouraged to minimize packaging. To purchase more eco-friendly office materials if available, as it is a great way to reduce our company’s environmental impact by reducing Plastic: Meeting Point Morocco is working to set a positive example within the office by encouraging nonplastic solutions, such as using pre-packed lunches and reusable water bottles.
We work on joining local environmental clean-ups to keep our destinations as they were meant to be seen: pristine and clean.
We reduce business travel where possible and encourage meetings and training to be conducted via telematics means.
Carbon emissions from essential business travel to be calculated in order reduce our impact on the environment.
If it is revealed that an excursion supplier acts on unsustainable practices, our company will give them a warning. If that supplier does not amend its practice, our company will end any form of collaboration (informal and contractual) and will blacklist that company from any further association.
Our company will give preference to working with those excursion suppliers who are able to operate in a sustainable manner, taking responsibility for their impact on environment and society. Where we have enough volume, we may offer additional benefits, such as marketing of the hotel on our website or special contract conditions.
Accommodation for clients
Preference is given to accommodations that work with internationally recognised certifications such as Travelife, or those that are acknowledged by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). When no suitable certified accommodations are available, preference is given to accommodations with a positive and verifiable reputation on sustainability practices.”
Customers’ welfare and information are very important to us. At Meeting Point Morocco we ensure clear and constant communication and high protection to our clients.
Promotion and communication
Our company ensures that no marketing and advertisement document, statement, or other publication, shall contain misleading information, over advertise and under deliver. We guarantee that all our staff are aware of and ensure that what is offered can be delivered to our clients with ease.
Tour guides and sustainability
Every year, we focus on providing comprehensive training for our guides and keep them updated about our developments in sustainable travel. Our guides are able to serve as excellent cultural liaisons between travelers and locals and are vital in disseminating our sustainable practices throughout our destinations.