Indian Routes has an internal 3C policy, according to which Colleagues, Clients and Contractors are encouraged and motivated to ensure an all year round responsible code of conduct. Our goal is to make tourism not just delightful, but also intricately linked to social awareness and cultural sensitivity so the time spent on the trip is both impactful and rewarding. To achieve this, we count on our partners’ involvement and support to make our CSR initiatives a success.
Indian Routes is India’s only Destination Management Company to have a dedicated CSR foundation, called Shaping Lives, to pursue not just our CSR goals, but also to create and facilitate bridges between diligently selected NGOs and the inbound clients willing to leave a memorable social and philanthropic footprint during their travels in India.
Indian Routes as a responsible DMC understands and embodies the concept of the 3P structure: People, Planet, and Profit. Aware of the fact that sustainability can only be achieved by practicing responsible tourism, we strive to integrate TBL or Triple Bottom Line accounting into our business framework to ensure a beneficial impact on the social, environmental and financial aspects as well as fulfil community needs in the tourism destinations where we operate.
We at Indian Routes appreciate that the environmental impact of sustained visits to any tourist destination is inevitable. It is thus our constant endeavour to reduce this impact to the minimum possible. We effectively ensure this by careful pre-selection of our hospitality and transport partners, maximum use of local resources and advisories on social, traditional and religious protocols to all clients holidaying with us. We also have a sharp focus on reducing our collective carbon footprint and offer alternate green options for like-minded clients willing to reduce plastic and other waste on their holidays.
We follow strict internal rules and the country’s legally mandated guidelines in pursuit of Animal Welfare policies, and we reserve the right to terminate contracts with conflicting associates. We have partnered with and support many NGOs across India which provide shelter and take care of animals. One example is the Agra Bear Rescue project - a bear rescue facility famously known for their work of rescuing and rehabilitating ‘dancing bears’ or Sloth Bears.
At Indian Routes, colleagues and associates believe in helping children rediscover their lost smiles. We pioneer and support many projects aimed at improving the life and education level of underprivileged children and actively engage our clients and partners to make these projects a success. We follow strict internal rules and always adhere diligently to the country’s legally mandated guidelines of Child Protection policies, reserving the right to terminate contracts with conflicting associates.