Our Carbon Footprint mission
One of our main objectives is Improving the lives of our guests by providing unique travel experiences, with a deep connection with nature and people, through a close and personalized service while generating wealth and development to the region conserving and protecting Patagonia and the planet.
Everything we do, we plan and execute is with this objective in mind and one of our cornerstones is the Carbon Footprint, the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Greenhouse gases, including the carbon-containing gases carbon dioxide and methane, can be emitted through the burning of fossil fuels, land clearance and the production and consumption of food, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, transportation and other services.
We are the first Patagonian company to adjust and adapt the international standards of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council – GSTC, in order to make our commitment to the environment transparent and honest. We measure and evaluate our negative impact and constantly improve our services based on these international guidelines. We mitigate and offset our CO2 emissions, we reduce the use of single-use materials and reduce as well our use of fossil fuels for energy and transportation, sustainable water management, proper waste and recycling management, ethical food purchasing, a preference for sustainable materials, and an awareness of how our operations affect the integrity of our regions’ biodiversity.
Our ultimate goal is to be carbon neutral. To achieve this, we prioritize the energy efficiency of our operations using cutting-edge technology and renewable energy. Most of Wilderness Patagonia’s carbon footprint results from the use of fossil fuels which, when burned, contribute to the emission of more greenhouse gases that the Earth’s natural systems can process turning this into catastrophic environmental worldwide consequences. Once the problem is detected, we start actively seeking a change towards renewable energies, with the installation of capacitors and the acquisition of renewable energies when the networks make this possible.
We dedicate a percentage of all our operations with guests to the acquisition of emission mitigation bonds and to active reforestation with native plants. At Wilderness Patagonia we register and monitor our carbon emission resources monthly, and we carry out periodic analysis of the carbon footprint.
Since environmental education and to inform is a matter of key in the services we offer in each of our programs our clients and guests will have a small symbol with a green footprint leaf which means the impact of the whole itinerary to create consciousness about it and as well keeping our commitment to the conservation of the planet.
We invite you to read more about our Sustainability Policy and how about you also could help with minimum actions.