In 2014, Kiwi Experience adopted a “green not mean” strategy that is now core to the company’s business operations. New Zealand’s original bus adventure company is committed to protecting the environment through a sustainable growth strategy.
In addition to switching to a digital travel guide, eco-friendly welcome packs and changing supplier contracts, Kiwi Experience’s impacts come through:
- Fuel and emission savings: Drivers were sent on a SAFED course to create a habit of more fuel efficient and safe driving. As a result, fuel consumption per passenger decreased 23%.
- Product innovation: Kiwi Experience installed glamping tents as an eco-friendly answer to increased demand for accommodation. The tents are powered by solar pods and broken down at the end of season. 13 glamping tents were installed and there were over 4,000 bed nights around the country.
- Community projects: Kiwi Experience matches one dollar for every passenger and donates all money to Kiwi Encounter, New Zealand’s largest Kiwi conservation centre
As one of the larger coach operators, Kiwi Experience understands the need to address a sustainable tourism future for the environment and the communities that are core to the company’s product.
Kiwi Experience is winner of the Mega Efficiency Impact category of the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.