‘Our long-term future – especially that of the tourist industry – depends on the health of the natural world’, says Reto Branschi, CEO/Director, who has been officially running his business as a climate-neutral company since the end of October 2019. As part of the myclimate certification process, the Davos Destinations-Organisation (DDO) is supporting a mangrove reforestation project in Myanmar.
‘We deliberately chose this project because, not only does it offset our carbon emissions, it also helps improve local conditions in Myanmar. It is a project that unites the local community and improves its quality of life at the same time’, explains Branschi. In short: a step towards making the world a better place.
Talking of improving the world: at the Davos Destinations-Organisation (DDO), efforts are being made to ensure that climate action pledges are more than mere lip service. The DDO has been implementing various sustainability measures for some years now. For example, there is new LED lighting in all offices, and new staff accommodation is heated with geothermal energy. And, last but not least, it has introduced a digital annual report – previously, around 28,000 pages of report were printed out every year. Together with myclimate, we will implement even more sustainable projects in the future.Overview of measures already taken
When you book a product or service through our online Holiday Shop, you can choose to make a small voluntary donation to the ‘Cause We Care’ project. In return, you get a climate-neutral product.
And if you opt in, we’ll support your commitment to combating climate change: we’ll match your donation and contribute the total amount to our dedicated ‘Cause We Care’ fund.
We use this fund to offset the carbon emissions from your booking through myclimate. We also invest in local initiatives to combat climate change and support sustainability.Shop climate-neutral products now
To date, a total of 2.95 million ‘Cause We Care’ bookings have been made with 48 partners. Thanks to voluntary donations from guests, these bookings are climate-neutral and promote local sustainability. In total, more than 45,000 tons of CO2 emissions have been offset by the myclimate project – and almost CHF three million have been invested in local measures to combat climate change.
Partners of the ‘Cause We Care’ initiative include hotels and other businesses in the hospitality industry, resorts, cable cars, events organisers and tour operators. And now, since the end of October 2019, the destination Davos Klosters.More about Cause We Care More about myclimate