Corporate Responsibility

At the core of TCI’s vision to be the world’s first choice as a travel and destination management Services Company, is the imperative for sustainable growth. To TCI, Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of its core business activity and the moral attitude that it brings to its activities. We have endeavored to integrate Corporate Responsibility as a cornerstone in our corporate strategy.

TCI aims at minimizing the adverse impacts of tourist travel and maximizing its positive effects.

CSR Policy

Education and Employability

Imparting focused Travel & Tourism Trade related Diplomas / Degree courses to young adults from Economically Backward families (Economically Backward).

Health and Sanitation

Address lack of hygiene and sanitation facilities at tourist spots pan India or on highways en-route to these tourist spots.

Rural / Tribal Area Development

Interventions for relevant target groups, ensuring diversity and giving preference to underprivileged women in needy and deserving communities inhabiting urban / rural India.

Emergency Relief Funds

Setting up a fund for unforeseen natural calamities.

Sustainability Guidelines

TCI gives strong preference to excursions which take environmental, social and economic impacts into due account and which foster a more sustainable tourism.

In doing so, TCI has drafted a Sustainability Guideline based on 6 questions that need to be addressed before recommending a tour to clients:

Whether the excursion:

 

  • Is respectful in encounters with local traditions.
  • Is caring for the environment.
  • Is caring for animal welfare.
  • Is providing economic benefits to local communities.
  • Is providing a fair working environment and employing qualified staff.
  • Is ensuring customer awareness.

 

Based on the above all our tours have been rated according to the Sustainability Guidelines.

BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION

In an effort to align with the global sustainability efforts the company joined the Beat Plastic Pollution drive. As a first step towards this good cause, plastic in the form of water bottles has been banned within the organisation. An Aluminium Water Tumbler has been designed as a special handout for all employees to place on their work stations and use for consuming water. This move is part of the company’s continuous effort to conserve the environment and encourage a sustainable lifestyle.

JUTE BAGS

Literacy India also helps produce Jute bags for TCI. The Bag is a multi-utility product that can be used for both official and personal use and is backed by a sustainability story. This year Beat Plastic Pollution is the theme for World Environment Day and this bag is in line with the theme and it negates the use of plastic.

The materials used to make the bag are Jute and Denim. Jute is an organic, eco-friendly, bio- degradable material which is completely recyclable. The denim used in the bag is cotton based, thus is bio-degradable and eco-friendly as well.

3 women gain their livelihood at Literacy India by making a single bag; 1 makes the denim flap, 1 makes the strap and the third one assembles it as one final product. These women earn their daily wages after being gainfully employed through this sustainable livelihood project.