Create economic opportunities in traditional communities that provides better quality of life to locals.
Value the traditional culture, honor our ancestry and always respect biodiversity.
Foster travellers' connection with nature and with people from different social and cultural backgrounds to promote respect and world peace.
The community members are the protagonists of the experiences and each one involved in the activities (such as the trail guide and the host) is paid for the service provided. To be considered fair, the compensation is set by the residents themselves.
A piece of the amount paid by the traveller is transferred to the community fund: a reserve accessed in case of need, such as in a power generator maintenance or in a medical emergency. Another part is invested in a social and environmental investment fund managed by Braziliando, which aims to benefit the community and the biodiversity.
We also encourage travellers to value local produce by purchasing typical handcrafts and food traded by the community. The hosts themselves contribute to the local economy as well, buying travel supplies directly from the community or neighborhood residents.
Photo by Vivek Ghandi
In order to mitigate environmental impacts, trips are made in small groups and travellers must follow the code of conduct co-created with community members.
We ask, for example, to take back non-organic waste for proper disposal, to use biodegradable hygiene products and not to collect anything from nature.
Braziliando manages the impact and value created for customers and the community through applied research at the end of each experience.
The form sent to travellers intends to measure their satisfaction with each aspect of the trip and the form sent to community members involved seeks to verify their perceptions of travellers and the experience itself.
Thus, we identify opportunities for improvement and draw up an action plan with the community.
We took the B Impact Assessment to check our socio-environmental impactand scored over the 80 points needed to become a B Corporation. Now we need to follow the validation process and certification to continue our journey towards sustainability.
But we are constantly searching to evolve. Therefore, we count on your help to identify how to improve our performance, mitigate the negative impacts of our experience and enhance positive transformations. Critics or suggestions?Share it with us!