Sustainability Policy

Here you can download our SUSTAINABILITY POLICY and our CODE OF CONDUCT

We have recently joined the TraveLife program, through the SUSTOUR project to implement a systematic process, which shall receive approval by an external, accredited company. “Explore Greece”  has created a sustainability team of 3 persons and has appointed a sustainability coordinator, who invests time every week to improve the sustainability performance of the company.

For  sustainability-related questions and feedback You can reach directly our

Sustainability Coordinator Mr. Fotis Kontargiris on [email protected]

We are now a “TraveLife Partner” (committed to sustainability). The next goal will be accomplishing the “TraveLife Certified” label (excellence in sustainability). We aim to constantly improve our sustainability performance. It will be an everlasting process that we will be carried out by setting goals and implementing and revising strategies and actions every year.

Sustainability Management and Legal Compliance

  • Having a trained sustainability coordinator and sustainability team.
  • Networking and sharing experiences, training materials, and best practices about sustainability with our partners.
  • Supporting local/national sustainability initiatives (nature protection/community development projects).
  • Creating and implementing an evaluation method of the sustainability performance of our suppliers.
  • Having a sustainability mission, policy, and action plan to guide us and identify long/medium/short term goals and how to achieve them.
  • Implementing an evaluation system to monitor the goals’ achievement.

Social Policy and Human Rights

  • Creating specific role descriptions and company general goals and providing fair working conditions, training, and development that match the role of each member of staff.
  • Regularly measuring employee satisfaction.


  • Reducing disposable and consumable goods, reducing waste and scrupulously differentiating it.
  • Reducing paper use to what is compulsory by law or strictly necessary.
  • Using recycled paper for all printed materials in the office.
  • Making use of green cleaning materials.
  • Gradually migrating to a sustainable energy supplier.
  • Monitoring energy consumption and implementing ways to reduce it (e.g. giving preference to low-energy equipment when possible, using a switch-off computer system etc…).
  • Completely minimize and outsource our print needs.
  • Training all members of staff regarding sustainability and issuing sustainability guidelines, having in mind the 3 objectives: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle;
  • Introducing a staff travel policy and employee incentives to promote the use of green transport/reduce transport;
  • Calculating and gradually compensating for the carbon emissions of our business.
  • Gradually replacing printed paper with digital platforms where the travel information is available to our clients (App, digital tracks, PDF documents, etc…)

Communication – transport, accommodation, activities and tour leaders

  • In designing our itineraries and planning logistics, minimizing the use of air transport, and promoting ground solutions.
  • Releasing a sustainability policy for each supplier category that promotes certification and/or the improvement of the supplier’s sustainability performance, by giving preference to certified/sustainable suppliers whenever possible in terms of prices, quality, and logistics.
  • Embedding sustainability clauses in the contract conditions of our partners, which shall include the protection of local natural and human resources, fair working conditions, child protection, the repudiation of forced labor, sexual exploitation, and discrimination of any kind.
  • Creating training content/guidelines and suggesting solutions to improve the sustainability performance of our suppliers, including tour leaders.
  • Hiring qualified professional tour leaders grants fair working conditions.
  • Regularly communicating with our B2B and B2C clients regarding our sustainability policy, goals and results, promoting sustainability practices at home and on holiday.
  • Encouraging our clients to adopt environmental conservation actions and respect for local populations during their trips, through roadbooks, destination manuals and social media content (where available).