Our Responsibility

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OUR BELIEF

 

Building wellbeing in the world is our mission.

Above all, Balance Holidays holds honesty as the keystone of the business and our sustainability efforts are no exception from this. Which is why, we have built a healthy and responsible business from the ground up and strive to continue improving through further research and development and education.

From the properties we partner with to the communities and our environment. We believe that together, we can make a collective difference and generate a positive imprint around us, accelerating positive values and practices.

 

AS A BUSINESS

 

Being a member of the global community, we believe we have a responsibility in engaging in net-carbon positive impact business practices. By integrating this value into all aspects of the company internally, as well as each travel experience we design and offer, we are committed to the agenda set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We continue to encourage and support stakeholders, business partners and our guests to travel and explore responsibly in a pledge to minimise the negative impacts caused by global tourism on our planet.

 

AS A BUSINESS PARTNER

 

Where reducing resource consumption and respecting each other are integral in the world we live in, we only partner with properties that share the same socially and environmentally responsible values, commitments and attitudes as Balance Holidays. To achieve this, each property undergoes a rigorous pre-on-boarding assessment to ensure they are not only signatures of expertise, luxury and excellence. But also an active participant in embodying the principles of sustainability through their business practices, identifiable by their approaches towards enriching the communities and lands in which they operate. For example, protection and respect towards territorial lands, soils and sea and talent sourcing based on skillsets rather than gender, race and culture. We then continue to monitor their efforts and develop an annual Best Practices report, disclosing the top innovative practices, learning, industry inspirations and specific recommendations per retreat and property.

By working with properties whose sentiments align with ours, we hope to create a network that works together to propel the movement and industry forward, turning a shared, long-term vision into a reality of betterment.

 

AS A CONSUMER CHOICE 

 

The fundamental principle behind our retreat offering is to help individuals reconnect with the natural environment and promote healthy behaviours and attitudes, applicable for life at home. This is reflected in our curated programme design. The team visits each property and experiences every class, workshop and activity personally before designing an authentic and unique programme that encompasses the natural charm and splendour of the chosen destination. By attending one of our retreats, we hope guests feel rejuvenated inspired by each aspect of the offering to continue living mindfully beyond each retreat.

 

AS AN EMPLOYER 

 

Every day, we are continuing our works to develop an exemplary work environment offering care and encouragement. We prioritise the physical and mental wellbeing of our team and focus on results achieved rather than number of hours worked, adapting to the modern smart working approach. For the days the team must group in our London headquarters, yoga and meditation are offered. Realising potential and unleashing new, creative energies through training, workshops and courses are also encouraged, as we believe in investing into the people who invest into Balance Holidays. We believe in supporting and lifting up the community that shares like-minded outlooks with us, which is why we are proud supporters of Slow Food and we have been awarded the Butterfly Mark as Brands to Trust by Positive Luxury, detailed below.

 

Balance Holidays has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, by Positive Luxury for a company-wide commitment to sustainability. Positive Luxury connects mindful luxury brands with a global audience of consumers that care. The interactive Butterfly Mark showcases a company’s positive actions towards people and the planet.