On the Path to a Sustainable Future
White Island Tours is committed to achieve sustainability across all aspects of the business. Our emphasis is on minimising the impact on the environment, educating staff and customers, supporting the local business community and developing employees while at the same time growing customer numbers and achieving financial health (see our Responsible Tourism Statement below).
Responsible Tourism Statement (Summarised)
Our business is committed to Responsible Tourism and accepts an ongoing responsibility to reduce environmental impact and contribute positively to the community. We see sustainability as an ongoing journey that will improve with time and experience. In order to achieve this we pledge the following:
1. To think before we buy
2. To think before we use
3. To think before we discard
4. To protect wildlife and natural habitats
5. To educate and grow
6. To commit to legal compliance
Qualmark Responsible Tourism
Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism’s official quality mark. It provides international and domestic visitors with a means of identifying professional and trustworthy
Qualmark recognises sustainability in the form of a Responsible Tourism Award for which businesses are assessed on their environmental performance, including initiatives in conservation, community activities, waste management, energy efficiency and water conservation. White Island Tours is proud to currently hold a Qualmark Responsible Tourism GOLD award for both our motel and our tour.
To read more about how we have achieved our Environmental Gold Award and how you can help us in our commitment to protecting the environment, click here.