Responsible International Events & Travel Policy
The World’s Highest OCR challenge is not only promising to be a zero-impact event, we will be leaving the Mountain in a better and cleaner state. During the event our staff will conduct one of the biggest clean-ups fo the crater, taking away accumulated waste discarded by others over many years. We will also be the largest one-off event employer, providing employment and supporting the families of over 400 local staff that will directly support the 12 day Challenge. The event will be running with exclusive authorisation from TINAPA and KINAPA organisations.
- A key part of our philosophy at World’s Highest OCR is accessible Extreme Sporting events and challenges for all; we believe that the personal benefits of events and challenges should be available to everyone and anyone, without discrimination. We understand that accessibility issues vary beyond physical disabilities, and, as well as those with mobility issues, can include those with visible and invisible illnesses, sensory disabilities, learning difficulties, injuries, allergies, medical conditions, and the elderly. At World’s Highest OCR we aim to provide barrier-free and inclusive extreme sporting events and challenges wherever
- We aim to make sure the nature and scale of our activities are suitable to local conditions and do not overexert local resources.
- To help to keep the environments we visit as pristine as we found them, World’s Highest OCR has a zero litter “leave-no-trace” policy for both guides and participants.
- We encourage participants to only bring environmentally friendly products with them on events and challenges.
- When selecting local agents to use for our extreme sporting event or challenge we seek to choose those who work to conserve natural resources and minimise the impact of their services on the environment in which they
- A key part of our philosophy at World’s Highest OCR is promoting positive cultural exchanges. Not only do we try to provide our clients with a thorough insight into the culture of the host community, we also encourage our local agents and their staff to seek an insight into the way of life of our
- Prior to each extreme sporting event or challenge, we provide our participants with information on the culture and traditions of each of the host communities we visit. We advise our participants on how they can act in a socially responsible way with respect for local laws, practices and customs as well as how they can respect the religious beliefs of local communities. Before and during our events and challenges we actively encourage travellers to learn a few words of the local
- World’s Highest OCR aim’s to bring economic value to natural and cultural resources by linking in with local charities and making donations, including long term support.
- One of the many benefits of the Extreme Sporting Events sector is its potential to contribute to the economic development of host destinations. An important part of sustainable International Events is ensuring that the income generated is retained locally in order to maximise the benefits of the Extreme Sporting Event for the local community. World’s Highest OCR aims to reduce leakage by supporting locally owned businesses and employing local
- Identifying good local guides and promoting their abilities with the local agent is key to set high standards of service and
- Developing a guide mentoring scheme where they are not in place by encouraging the local guides to help identify other potential good quality guides and offer employment.
- At each of our Event destinations World’s Highest OCR contribute financially to projects that benefit local
- To operate our International Extreme Sporting Events World’s Highest OCR work with a variety of partners overseas. We aim to develop and maintain good long-term working relationships with these partners to ensure the economic benefit of our collaboration for them is ongoing.
- World’s Highest OCR provide employment opportunities for local agents and their permanent and contracted staff in many countries around the world. A significant issue within overseas special event employment is the seasonal nature of the demand in many destinations, leaving workers unemployed for a large portion of the year. Rather than just running international events in high seasons, we aim to run our events throughout the year where possible in order to address the seasonality issue and spread the wealth for our local crew, as well as minimising the negative impacts that come with too many visitors to destinations at one
- World’s Highest OCR recognises that many local destination workers are often underpaid and made to work in poor conditions. We vet all of our local agents to ensure they pay their staff a fair rate for their services, follow labour regulations and care about the welfare of their permanent and contracted
- We aim to use local agents that provide their workforce with professional training and development opportunities.
- World’s Highest OCR believes in equal opportunity and treatment for all, therefore we endeavour to use local agents that employ a diverse workforce, with no discrimination against race, colour, sex, religion or social
We do not use agents that employ children and take measures to ensure that we, our participants, sponsors, partners and local agents are not involved in the exploitation of children or vulnerable