Working for a better future

At Dream Overland we consider sustainability as a key factor for the quality and differentiation of our services as well as the assumption of our social responsibility in the promotion of a truly sustainable and regenerative tourism.

In a constant search for excellence, we will therefor adopt the requirements established in the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle framework, in order to:

  • Comply with the legal requirements applicable to this activity;
  • Raise awareness about responsible tourism, as well as promote good environmental practices;
  • Implement a management system, through commitments aimed at preventing pollution and reducing the environmental impacts induced by our initiatives;
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of our sustainable tourism performance and customer satisfaction levels;
  • Strengthen the relationship with local communities and institutions as well as the involvement of customers.

By implementing the principles of this policy, we guarantee to establish and fulfill our commitment with the principles of Responsible Tourism and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability UN Goals

Sustainability goals

Environment and climate change

  • Our activities are designed to achieve the lowest possible use of natural resources (e.g. water), non-recyclable/non-biodegradable materials, and the reduction of waste production.
  • We will gradually replace conventional energy sources with renewable energies (e.g. photovoltaics).
  • We will reduce the purchase of packaging and single-use plastic items, and measure the waste we produce.
  • We quantify and implement measures to compensate our environmental footprint.
  • We develop activities for nature conservation and the preservation of aquatic ecosystems.

Society and Culture

  • We have established a partnership with an instititution in our region to provide for socio-economic support.
  • We implement safety, health and emergency management protocols to ensure the well-being of our customers.
  • We collaborate in education actions on sustainability, nature protection, and promotion of the local cultures.
  • We inform our customers about the places of interest in Portugal and encourage them to preserve these places;
  • We treat everybody with respect and dignity.
  • We promote the knowledge and appreciation of the historical, and cultural heritage of the communities we visit.
  • We do business following the applicable laws, in a fair and inclusive way, oriented to the satisfaction of customers.

Governance and Economy

  • We promote the responsible consumption of local, seasonal produce and raise awareness about “zero waste”.
  • We support locally-based entrepreneurship developed in a sustainable, socially fair and eco-friendly way.
  • We’ll make use of new technologies in order to reduce the consumption of energy and natural resources.
  • We work with people, official entities and NGOs in initiatives that promote a sustainable development.