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Trekking Team Nepal Shares Profit with Local Communities

We are well aware of our Corporate Social Responsibility and have integrated self regulation in our business model. Our CSR policy functions as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby we monitor and ensure that all our business practices adherence to law, ethical standards, and international norms, and of course, sustainability. We believe that businesses should embrace responsibility for the impact of their activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere. Furthermore, business should proactively promote the public interest by encouraging community growth and development, and voluntarily eliminating practices that harm the public sphere, regardless of legality. Essentially the CSR of our organization is the deliberate inclusion of public interest into corporate decision-making, and the honoring of a triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit.
 
The two primary facets of CSR of Trekking Team Pvt. Ltd. are community and environment. Because our business and our livelihood depend upon the continued existence of the natural environment, it has always been our policy to organize expeditions so that they leave behind as little carbon footprint as possible. Lessons have been learnt from the past and all current expeditions try to leave behind as little human residue in the catchment areas.
 
The second, and the more important factor, in our opinion is our social and community responsibility. This manifests itself in different forms, but broadly, our primary objectives in this regard are –
 
a) To aid in the development of the trekking and mountaineering areas that form our primary catchment region, b) To ensure that the cultural heritage, livelihood and tradition of the ethnic people are preserved as far as possible. These two often conflicting objectives have been in the forefront of our social responsibility. Certain percentage of the profit derived from the expeditions that we organize are spent in the locale of the trip, in construction of health care centers, proper schools, communication facilities and others. This not only helps the local people, but also provides our guests with the required medical, communication or other services in cases of emergency. It also ensures continued well being with the local people, a bond between our guests and the local population. We also organize trips in such a way that as far as possible the raw materials (food items, for example) are bought from the vicinity, this along with other forms of employment provided, not only help in rising the standard of life of the community, but also ensure a continued and fruitful relationship between our organization and the locale.
 
For added details on how we have been aiding in the elevation of the community, please contact us at:
 
Trekking Team Pvt. Ltd.
Post box 6401
Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu
Nepal
E-mail:
trekteam@mail.com.np