Remember the notion from the early adventurers of ‘take only photos, leave only footprints’? We want to help guide the industry back there and add a little bit more while we’re at it. Why not leave more than you take? Responsible, regenerative tourism is the future and one we are leaning into.
As the world’s largest wholesaler of ANZ experiences, it’s our responsibility to protect the natural environments, cultural diversity, and the heritage we showcase through the calibre of experiences we deliver.
We create local economic impact by supporting the growth of our experience operators. Those who, through practising their craft or telling their stories create ‘moments’ for our customers to enjoy.
Our team is proud of the work we do, ensuring that all experiences are inclusive and sustainable. By doing so we are helping grow a thriving industry with value-aligned partners, and together, we can positively impact the communities and stakeholders we serve.
We understand that the tourism icons we may have all taken for granted are at risk. The impact of climate change is threatening our reefs, our ecosystems and the habitats of the wildlife that call them home.
Reduction in emissions by 2030
Reduction in emissions by 2050
Net Zero for scope 1&2 by 2025. 30% of our power is currently Green Power.
Providing pathways for our experience operators to switch to Green Power through network membership.
Decarbonisation strategies by category, connecting our network across Australia and New Zealand to share knowledge.
Our partnership with EcoTourism Australia and their Strive for Sustainability scorecard to initiate experience operators on their sustainability journey.
Our Reconciliation Working Group is actively working on the elements within our reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.
We recognise the importance of impact and change across a wide spectrum. As corporate citizens, we must unite against inequality, push harder for inclusion and continue to challenge ourselves through the diversity of thought to drive lasting change.
Policies and practices that promote inclusivity for all who work for or with Big Red Group.
40:40:20 gender diversity targets via targeted actions through the employee lifecycle.
Ensuring gender and ethnicity pay equity across all Big Red Group divisions.
Two paid volunteer days for our team to donate their time to personal causes.
Our annual volunteer week unites the team around experiences with impact.
Implementing accessible search and detailed accessibility information on our experiences.
As an industry, we haven’t done a good enough job when it comes to ensuring those with a disability can book an experience with confidence. We’re committed to including comprehensive information on accessibility across our network by 31st December 2023.
Driving a Sustainable Experience Economy Big Red Group is committed to