Noble Caledonia Ltd
Since its establishment in 1991 Noble Caledonia have made it their aim to provide clients with a lasting memory of a journey made with like-minded travellers. In addition to their first love which is small ships, they also offer journeys by private plane, private train and escorted worldwide tours. The experience and atmosphere onboard one of their vessels is very different to that onboard the usual big cruise ships and is more akin to a private yacht or country house hotel with informative guest speakers and cruise directors as well as expedition teams.
Being a privately owned business operated by seasoned travel professionals rather than a management accountant, they have the freedom to create and operate trips for what they consider to be the right reasons.
Owner Katarina Salén says: “Green initiatives lie close to my heart, so I am enthusiastic about the Root to Fruit project. We send several groups on overland trips in Malawi, and for each traveller we buy a set of trees through Root to Fruit. As part of the itinerary we visit the plantation where our travellers get to see their trees with their own eyes and learn more about the project. After having been here, they are great ambassadors for the Root to Fruit initiative.”
Salén Ship Management
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their mission is to manage small expedition and destination cruise ships at a four star plus standard. They strive to run a hands-on operation and their permanent staff include two master mariners and one chief engineer who share their time between ship and shore. The team of people have vast experience from shipping, small ship cruising and maritime law. One of the founders is from the Swedish shipping family Salén – hence the name.
It is the target of Salén Ship Management to run their ships in a way that meets the high expectations of their valued guests. They earmark the best crew available and their ships are always operated in compliance with all applicable national and international rules and regulations.
Salen Ship Management are offsetting their CO2 emissions through Root to Fruits offsetting program and have more than 5 000 trees standing in their name in the Chinteche region.
Flod & Hav
Flod & Hav is a Swedish small ship cruising expert. The comfortable and cozy ships are carefully chosen for their quality and personalized atmosphere. Such small ships allow them to create itineraries and an onboard ambience that is conducive to exploring the world and learning of its wonders in the company of like-minded travelers. The company’s success has been built on providing an informative yet relaxed atmosphere onboard combined with a true spirit of adventure.
Every trip that Flod & Hav offers are fully CO2 compensated through Root to Fruits offsetting program. This makes the company unique in the Swedish travel market and we hope this is an example to be followed by others.
Based in Neustadt, Germany. Their mission is to produce and deliver high quality German language expedition cruises to the polar regions. Founded it 2005, their concept of small vessels in combination with many extremely knowledgeable guides has proofed to be very successful. They follow a concept of minimum impact to the environment and their trips to Svalbard are among the most popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The Arctic is a very special yet fragile area. A habitat for numerous endangered species, among them the icon of climate change: the polar bear. But this world is highly endangered. The glaciers are retreating with alarming speed and the sea ice that forms the polar ice cap is getting less in surface and thickness every year. During the past years, these changes have become visible even for non scientists.
Owner Frank Fietz says: “As we at Polar-Kreuzfahrten experiences the apparent negative impact of global warming every day on our tours to the Arctic and Antarctica we are convinced that action needs to be taken. Since 2013 we are offsetting the CO2 emissions of our cruises through the Root to Fruit program and have funded more than 10 000 trees in the Chinteche region”
Calexico Wood is a hardwood vendor selling all types of processed non-native lumber, veneers and wooden boards. The company retails products solely from a web-front bringing attractive prices and efficient transports to Swedish private customers and smaller companies.
The company has addressed the carbon impact from retailed products and subsequent transports and have as a first step adopted the policy ‘A planted tree for each order processed.’ Calexico Wood is our first offset-subscriber, i e they are offsetting every 6 months. A program has been launched on how to embed carbon-offsetting due to transports and material use into the order process, showing the environmental importance compared to the insignificant cost of offsetting.
Fengers Husrum is a newly opened B&B in the south west wilderness of Sweden – Dalsland; a pre-industrialized remote area, where industrial history, clean water and air, wildlife and cost-efficient living join hands. The company has an eco-profile to operations and are offsetting for transports and facility electricity on a yearly basis.
SNAP OUT LIMITED
At Snap Out we’re devoted to affecting positive change in the world through the creation of technology and the creative application of innovations. This vision impacts everything we do, from the birth of an idea to the delivery of a finished product and throughout the product’s lifecycle. We apply this knowledge to the creation of digital products, services, and businesses.
Magnus Johansson runs the construction company Byggverksamhet AB in southern Sweden. The construction business in general is creating a lot of carbon emission with all the material and machines needed to build modern houses of today. Using wood as construction material is a good way of reducing these emissions and Magnus best selling products, the so called “Attefalls houses”, are built almost entirely of beautiful Swedish timber.To offset for the emissions still created by his business Magnus has chosen to buy trees from Root to Fruit.“As a father of two children I worry about global warming and the consequences for the planet. When I heard about Root to Fruit and learned more about the project I realized it was a perfect match. It is a surprisingly small amount needed to offset the emissions created through my business and I know my clients are very appreciative of me taking on this responsibility. So I don’t really see it as a cost but rather as a small part of my marketing budget. On a personal level I also really like that through the trees planted I am not just doing an effort for the global climate but I am also helping the local communities in a remote and poor part of rural Africa”