Our Ethos We strive to build long-lasting relationships with our satisfied customers through providing expertise, quality and attention to detail in every job we handle.

Celtic Chauffeur Services Ltd recognise that our business has an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations and to help secure the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry. It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers, and all business associates to do the same.

The Management and Staff of Celtic Chauffeur Services Ltd are committed to the following
• To achieve sound Environmental practices across our entire operation
• To comply fully with all relevant legislation
• To produce an annual Sustainability Plan setting out our objectives, targets, and planned actions
• To minimise our waste and reduce our energy consumption where possible.
• To reduce, reuse and recycle the resources consumed by our business wherever practical.
• To help increase awareness with regards to protecting the environment and to support our staff, customers, and suppliers in doing so.
• To provide all employees with the training and resources required to meet these green objectives.
• To communicate our policies and practices to interested parties.
• To monitor and record our environmental impacts on a regular basis and compare our performance against our policies, objectives, and targets.
• Continued membership of National Chauffer Drivers Association, Leave No Trace Ireland and Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland.
Goals Regarding Sustainability
• Act in the highest environmental interest of our community, clients, and associates by maintaining an environmentally friendly and quality chauffer service.

• Be a responsible chauffer service, reducing our carbon footprint while improving the guest experience.

UNWTO Definition
• At Celtic Chauffeur Services, we believe that sustainable tourism is tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts while addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment, and host communities (UNWTO, n.d.). We therefore aim to
reduce our negative effects and increase our positive impacts.

Commit to Continuous Improvement
• Celtic Chauffeur Services believe sustainability is an ongoing journey, not just a destination. We’re committed to continuous improvement, increasing
positive environmental and social impacts every step of the way’.

Commited to Carbon Management

1. Measure

We measure and offset the main sources of emissions on our trips from transport to accommodation and waste.When it comes to our office, we measure and offset our emissions

2. Reduce
Celtic Chauffeur Services – using public transport, encouraging travellers to take reusable water bottles, and minimising the number of trips included in our itineraries. In our offices, we recycle waste and have introduced efficiency measures including energy efficient light bulbs, digital conferencing and conservation of water.

3. Offset
We offset our carbon emissions by purchasing carbon credits associated with a range of renewable energy projects. We have
identified six key international projects that we will purchase carbon credits with from 2018-2022. Our carbon offset projects include Gold
Standard and Verified carbon standard certified projects, which bring additional economic, social, and environmental benefits, including
habitat and biodiversity protection

Responsible Sustainability marketing
Everything we do is aimed at reducing our impact on the Island of Ireland. We know we have a lot to do and this is just the start, but we are committed to having a positive impact on the environment, the communities we visit and maintaining an amazing guest experience. – A paperless administrative policy

Supporting Biodiversity
We support local and regional projects aimed at tackling biodiversity loss. Buying fewer products and making sure the products we buy minimise the impact on biodiversity. Investing in ways that promote biodiversity. Reducing waste of consumer goods: food, clothes, electrical appliances, etc.

Our Sustainability Program focuses on:

1. Energy Conservation
Reduce our Energy use in 2024 and reduce carbon emissions through investment in hybrid vehicles. By adopting Eco-Friendly driving practices, we endeavour to maintain a consistent driving speed, avoiding sudden accelerations and harsh braking, while taking the most fuel-efficient
routes. The use and future purchase of Hybrid vehicles in 2024 will allow the business to drive down consumption and reliance on fossil fuels thus reducing our carbon footprint.

2. Elimination of use of non-reusable plastics and chemicals

Encourage the use of reusable coffee cups, the use of eco-friendly car washes and using eco-riendly cleaning products. Eliminate plastic water bottles and replacing with fully recycled glass bottles. Operate a paperless administrative policy.

3. Waste Management
To reduce and recycle all business and customer waste and limit waste that goes to landfill.

4. Sustainable Procurement and product usage
To continue to promote local coffee shops, restaurants, accommodation, chauffeurs, visitor attractions, and tour operators to those with an active Environmental Policy and sourcing local produce where applicable.

5. Community Social Responsibility
Create local employment. To communicate our performance and achievements through the Celtic Chauffeur website.

6. Water Consumption
Reduce our water consumption by 10% in 2024
Use a bucket of water to wash cars and no hose in the future

Celtic Chauffeur Service are committed to supporting these goals to demonstrate that
sustainability is important and should be prioritised in the transport industry.