Corporate Social Responsibility
Over the past 25 years’, since we started our journey at Merit Travel, we have had the opportunity to travel the world and explore the common values that connect us all. We have learned that our actions, no matter how small, profoundly impact the people in every country we travel to. Because we believe in taking responsibility for our actions, we have created a unique Corporate Responsibility platform that engages everyone at Merit Travel in this duty.
– Michael and LouLou
Experiencing the world, through travel, exposes us to new cultures, beliefs and people. It’s these experiences that help shape our perception of the world. Through our Volunteer Programs and Travel Products we enable people to contribute to their society and to thousands of others around the globe. By donating time, effort and compassion we’re able to support the communities that are impacted by our business. By encouraging social development we’re helping to create a more compassionate and enlightened population.
As an international economic force, travel and tourism is able to affect millions of people around the globe. By investing in grass-roots projects and small businesses, Merit helps communities to grow and share their culture with the world. This means sourcing responsible tour operators, supporting entrepreneurs and connecting our clients with businesses that share our values. Either through direct support or partnered efforts Merit is committed to encouraging community development and ethically run small business.
Merit is committed to providing Exceptional Experiences, not only today but for future generations as well. This means working to minimize the environmental impact of the travel and tourism industry; whether it be through nature conservancy, wildlife protection, waste management or sustainable energy sourcing. Both at home and abroad, every day, we take small steps towards creating a cleaner and more sustainable industry. This enables us to deliver the same quality experience for centuries to come.
WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to transform lives by improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Merit helps by increasing awareness and fundraising, both directly and indirectly, for local WaterAid projects.
You can help solve the water crisis today with Merit and WaterAid. Your donation will help us bring clean water and sanitation to schools across Ethiopia. Together, we can improve access to safe water for all.
WaterAid Works in 37 Countries Worldwide
United States of America
Papua New Guinea
How to get involved
WaterAid Canada’s Bucket List Adventures is a five-year series of epic global excursions that take groups of WaterAid supporters to the world’s most breathtaking destinations. We aim to raise $1,000,000 to support clean water projects around the world.
This trek is full of opportunities to enjoy pristine nature, explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and the vibrant spiritual traditions of the region. Our Everest Base Camp Trek concludes with an inspiring visit to WaterAid’s clean water projects in Nepal.
Kathmandu / Namche Bazaar / Thyangboche / Dingboche / Lobuche / Gorak Shep / Pheriche / Thyangboche / Monjo / Lukla
Together, we can improve access to safe water for all.
Merit and WaterAid are proud partners, supporting the need for practical and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene projects in Africa.
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