Becoming a social enterprise is not something that you just claim you are doing. It has to be something that you and your company is really doing. Although the term social enterprise is new to many, if you look around you will be able to actually see there is continuous effort done by conventional businesses to solve social issues happening around them. Borneo Eco Tours is doing just that!
This tour agency has started operation since 1991 - apparently when I was born and now being 26 years old, they have won over 40 international & local awards. While being a typical tour agency is their expertise, Borneo Eco Tours has contributed a total of RM 2, 105, 720.49 (as of December 2016) to implement community and environmental projects under their own non-profit arm; the Borneo Ecotourism Solutions & Technologies Society (BEST). Some of the projects done are tree planting project, organic farming, medical camp , talks & seminars and also water project.
Borneo Eco Tours also operate Sukau Rainforest Lodge (SRL) since 1995 , which is located on the bank of the Kinabatangan River. The lodge provides a great wildlife experience to tourists while preserving the Kinabatangan flood-plain, also embraces conservation, community development and sustainable tourism as part of its green policies. Recently, the lodge was awarded as National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World all because they deserve it. Watch the video to see the beautiful lodge .
They are very transparent in delivering their impact while maintaining their quality at the highest level possible for their customer. It is mentioned clearly on their website that whenever you choose to travel with Borneo Eco Tours, you're a part of something much greater as part of your tours is directly contributed to BEST to fund all their community and social projects throughout Sabah. Here's the outlook of how this tour agency managing their giving back policy.