incognito, maker of 100% natural and environmentally-friendly insect repellent products, is the latest company to support the Travel Foundation.
Founded upon principles of environmental and social sustainability, incognito shares 10% of its profits with charities. The Travel Foundation will become a main beneficiary, and incognito’s donations will help the charity to deliver sustainable tourism programs across the globe, shaping tourism in a way that benefits local communities while reducing its environmental impacts.
“I’m ecstatic to be working with a charity that can help us in our efforts to reduce the amount of pesticides found in the waterways of the world”, said CEO Howard Carter. “They are helping to better manage tourism across some of the world’s most treasured and pristine natural sites, which are often extremely sensitive to the impact of visitors. Not only will our customers be part of the solution by avoiding harmful pesticides like DEET, through our support of the Travel Foundation they’ll also be helping to protect destinations for future generations to enjoy.”
Salli Felton, CEO from the Travel Foundation, said: “We clearly share a passion with Incognito for more sustainable travel and I’m thrilled to welcome them as a supporter. They have been keen to find out more about how we are helping to reduce tourism’s environmental footprint and how we create more sustainable supply chains. And our work protecting water quality and aquatic habitats is particularly relevant for Incognito’s customers. For example, our “Blue Wave” project in Turkey has highlighted the issue of visitors using inorganic cosmetics, sun screens and insect repellents, which can build up in the sheltered bays where people swim, and are quite toxic for marine life.”
incognito will provide ongoing support for the Travel Foundation through its donations, and has provided a range of products for staff to use when travelling to visit destination projects.