The organisation, VOPO, believes that the power of unique experiences, and of human connection to oneself, each other and nature can change the world. Our passion and dedication to environmental and social issues have committed us to conducting business beyond sustainability. We endeavour to create long-term impact in the communities we work with, empower individuals and support a thriving ecology. VOPO will consider these factors in both our direct actions and those of our suppliers, affiliates, and partners.

We begin by first acknowledging the potentially detrimental consequences of our expeditions. We fly planes to arrive at our destinations, we stay in accommodation that requires electricity (where ever possible we choose those sustainably built and powered). We create waste and we expose wild natural places to humans.

Understating that VOPO Impact Adventures have unintended consequences, is the first step to continuously and actively mitigate the adverse effects; by: seeking alternatives, offsetting the negative consequences, avoiding the worst choices, continually assessing and addressing our impact, and innovating solutions to mitigate our pressures on the world.

VOPO statement reads:
“In the restoration of wild landscapes, we find nature. Through the empowerment of others, we find ourselves”.

For this, the VOPO tribe asks that employees, suppliers, affiliates, and partners use this Sustainability Policy as a guiding principle when conducting business.

Our Responsibility

VOPO’s activities and services will be ethically conducted by treating employees, the natural environment, and diverse cultures with respect. We will minimise negative social consequences by promoting equality, fairness, and diversity. Our adverse environmental effects and greenhouse gas emissions will be minimised by seeking alternatives (using deep sustainability research and understanding), using recycled and recyclable materials where possible, offsetting our impacts, and reducing waste, water, and energy consumption as a whole.

Transparency vow

VOPO commits to conduct its business responsibly and sustainably with transparency and openness. We expect our suppliers and partners to conduct their business in the same way and require them to provide relevant information as a condition of doing business. Our efforts on sustainability where possible will be auditable, certifiable and verified. VOPO is committed to making decisions based on deep understanding, knowledge, respect and best information available to us.


Supporting the Long-term Sustainable Development of Remote Communities

Through extensive dialogue, collaboration and knowledge sharing, VOPO will create strategic solutions to environmental issues identified by the local community or working group. The Brainmelt method will be used to support and guide our customers in the creation of the sustainability solution. It is imperative that the solutions are created together with the local communities and working groups, not externally. The solutions need to take into consideration the socio-cultural, environmental, psychological, spiritual, and economic circumstances of the local region.

Through extensive dialogue, collaboration and knowledge sharing, VOPO will create strategic solutions to environmental issues identified by the local community or working group. The Brainmelt method will be used to support and guide our customers in the creation of the sustainability solution. It is imperative that the solutions are created together with the local communities and working groups, not externally. The solutions need to take into consideration the socio-cultural, environmental, psychological, spiritual, and economic circumstances of the local region.