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Aurora Expeditions releases its first Impact Report

A Gentoo Penguin at Jougla Point, Antarctica: AE Expeditions is intent on protecting the ‘wild and awe-inspiring’ places it visits
Aurora Expeditions released its inaugural Impact Report for 2022-2023, entitled ‘protecting the world’s wild places.’

It outlines the 32-year-old company’s commitment to sustainability and its vision to be the global leader in sustainable expedition travel and create lifelong ambassadors for the planet.


The initiatives it is taking include supporting UN Sustainable Goals, emission reductions, reduction of plastics, water conservation and waste management practices.

It collaborates with individuals and organisations, including Dr Sylvia Earle and Ocean Geographic on projects like the Antarctic Climate Expedition that took place in February and its Citizen Science project that educates passengers on board.

It is also in the evaluation stage of B Corp Certification, which measures a company’s social and environmental impact.

Protect and regenerate

‘We are acutely aware of the planet’s rapidly evolving climate crisis and the urgency with which we must all work together to help protect and regenerate our shared planet,’ CEO Michael Heath said.

‘Expedition travels holds a unique opportunity to educate and inspire people, which we believe is pivotal to safeguarding the wild and awe-inspiring places we visit.’ 

He said Aurora’s portfolio of sustainability programmes have the overarching goal of reducing negative impacts on the environment and communities, contributing to building a more sustainable world for future generations.