JACKSON HOLE, WYO –Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris is all about sustainability. An environmentally-friendly operation is core to what the wildlife guide company believes in, and they live it every day.
So, it’s no surprise to see JH Wildlife Safaris become the latest organization to achieve the Business Emerald Sustainability Tier (BEST) level of sustainability performance. The standards in the BEST program are comparable to the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive environmental, community, and economic sustainability criteria.
“Our entire team is really excited about achieving the BEST sustainability certification. Since our launch in 2007, Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris has tried to operate in the most environmentally friendly and socially responsible way possible,” said Jason Williams, founder and CEO of the company. “Our sustainability goals have widened over the years to include all levels of our business but we know we can always do more. We truly believe that by investing in our staff, guests and community we will all be happier, more secure and protect this place for future generations. We hope this recognition will inspire other businesses to join us in these operating principles that are proven to protect the place we love while making the business more profitable”.
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris joins a growing group of businesses and organizations including the Elk Refuge Inn, Flat Creek Ranch, Jackson Lake Lodge, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, and Jackson Hole Airport to achieve third-party sustainability certification by the Riverwind Foundation, the originator of the BEST program.
The BEST program was created to provide an opportunity and platform for those Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Business Leaders that want to elevate their sustainability practices to higher levels of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic vitality.
Tim O’Donoghue, executive director of the Riverwind Foundation and coordinator of the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program, was happy to welcome JH Wildlife Safaris into the exclusive ranks.
“Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris is a great example to businesses of all sizes of what can be accomplished when the owner and staff commit to creating and implementing environmentally and socially responsibility policies and practices that makes good business sense. Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris’ approach to sustainability is practical, innovative, and will help move Jackson Hole’s collective sustainability efforts forward.”
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