We understand the importance of our impact socially, culturally and environmentally. Through all that we do we aim to support the local people and our environment while sharing our amazing culture through tourism. We promote responsible tourism to our clients and our suppliers alike so that we can all offer support to protecting our beautiful Country and environment.
We are therefore very pleased to observe widespread support and awareness for the need of sustainable tourism development in our country, both in the private and public sector. At the national level, this commitment manifests itself through the development of the Responsible Tourism Policy in 2012, followed by the Tourism Master plan in 2013, a document guiding the sustainable development of the tourism sector until 2020. With this a ‘Do’s and Don’ts for tourists’ was created by Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Myanmar Tourism Federation to help minimize unethical practices by educating all who come into Myanmar. Follow the link to see the fun cartoon project to support the country through these changes.
To contribute our share towards a responsible future development, Myanmar Polestar became the first tourism company in Myanmar to join The Code (of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism) in 2013 and then, recognized as a Top Member.
In addition, since 2012, we have been a member of the UN Global Compact, to integrate the ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption into our business operations.
Furthermore, Myanmar Polestar has been selected as one the companies from Myanmar to be supported by CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries), an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the framework of a four-year program, CBI will assist us in exporting our products to European source markets. As sustainability is an integral part of the program, CBI also offered participating companies to undergo training provided by Travel-life. We have already taken our first steps, and are recognized by Travel-life as an “engaged” company. We are now working towards full Travel-life certification which encourages our continuous improvements from the office through to our suppliers we work with.
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We actively encourage all sustainable activities with our in office Green Team who are always discovering new and effective ways to improve our impact on the environment.
One of the problems faced in Myanmar is the deforestation that is happening,we aim to combat this by holding tree plantation events. Since 2013 we have held these yearly events and in 2016 holding two events.