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.”
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.
The Contour team believes in empowering artisans globally by embracing four principles: Reinvest, Outreach, Sustain, and Empower (R.O.S.E). Our CONTOUR design and build team consists of Malawian artisans that have tremendous creative ability. It is our goal to professionally train our design team and help them build an infrastructure that will improve productivity in a sustainable way.
Through our partnership with Root to Fruit, we are pledging up to 20 donated trees for every piece of functional art sold.
Salén ship management
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.
SNAP OUT LIMITED
Our main office is within the beautiful grounds of Chintheche Inn, located just 40 minutes south of Nkhata Bay, in the Northern Region of Malawi.
Root to Fruit Ltd.
C/O Chintheche Inn
P.O. Box 9
Chintheche, Nkhata Bay,
+265 11 193 1045
Our European office is situated in the city centers of Göteborg, Sweden
Root to Fruit AB
417 65 GÖTEBORG