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Corporate Social Responsibility

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We recognise how important a creative and effective corporate social responsibility strategy is to your customers, employees, and shareholders - demonstrating your legal compliance and high ethical standards.

We also know how hard it is to find and coordinate meaningful and measurable external CSR projects, which is where the Leap step in. As an award-winning experiential travel business, we have a global reach of meaningful projects and trusted overseas teams to

deliver creative CSR solutions.

For example, we are arranging an offsite CSR conference for a dynamic Fintech company where 40 employees from around the world will assemble in Costa Rica to combine a week of company strategy meetings with hands on turtle conservation. With adventurous activities thrown in the mix, such as surfing, cycling and diving the team feel inspired and rejuvenated. The feel good factor crossing all spheres.

Alternatively - companies are sending their 'graduates of the year' or 'employees of the month' on a MidLife itinerary as part of their bonus scheme, knowing that adventure travel can have a profound and positive effect on an employee's well being and company commitment.

Just get in touch to start a conversation.

Be creative and combine your corporate social responsibility strategy with overseas volunteering and adventure - benefiting the world at large.


CSR Conference to Costa Rica

This is an example itinerary of a 5 day CSR conference to Costa Rica which combines company strategy with hands on beach and turtle conservation.

Overview

Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica

It may be small, but this peaceful, sun-drenched corner of Central America holds over 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It boasts more national parks than any other country in the world, scattered over the central highlands and trailing down to both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines.

Conserving wildlife, flora and fauna is what the Costa Ricans do so well, especially when it comes to turtle conservation, as they have some of most important nesting sites for endangered turtles along their pacific coastline. It is for this reason we have decided to locate the conference on the coast, so we can see, learn and contribute to the turtle NGOs who make a difference.

Location

Playa Jago

Transfer to Playa Jago

Everyone will be picked at San Jose airport and transfered to Playa Jago, on the south west coast.

Playa Jago is how you imagine - white sand, tropical forest backdrop but best of all it is renowned for being one of the main turtle nesting sites in Costa Rica.

For a group of 40 the best place to stay with a local, pura vida vibe is a 4 star hotel called Croc's. It's all inclusive with four good restaurants, a few bars, pool, chill out areas and can access a number of adventure activities for the free time. For example - surfing, jungle hiking, kayaking, snorkelling and deep sea fishing.

Crocs Resort Hotel: http://www.crocscasinoresort.com/es/

Day 1

Conference + Blue Flag Beach Clean Up

Morning - CSR Strategy Conference.

Afternoon - Beach clean-up project. To support the community Blue Flag Initiative, including a briefing by community blue flag leaders to explain the concept.

Blue Fag Initiative – formed in response to the water and beach pollution, this government-backed initiative aims to reward communities that adhere to their guidelines on conservation. By awarding the Blue Flag, communities gain international recognition for their beach and can therefore attract more tourists and investment.

Although the Costa Ricans are very proud of their beaches, some are quite isolated and don't get much footfall so rubbish builds up due to tides and currents. Our plan is to select a beach that needs help and return it to its natural splendour.

Evening - Dinner in the hotel with salsa show and salsa dance class.

Day 2 - 5

Conference + Turtle Conservation

Morning - CSR Strategy Conference.

Afternoon – Turtle Conservation. We will help build a turtle hatchery at the nearby Playa Hermosa (approx. a 10 min drive from the hotel).

Here we have arranged for the whole team to help Raul (or Turtleman, as he is known as locally).He is delighted to hear that you wanted to come in July. At this time of year, the mothers are just starting to arrive for the nesting season, so there is a rush to get the new hatcheries built and ready. Turtleman will get the whole team involved in moving sand, setting up fencing etc to build a hatchery to accommodate over 100 nests, or 10,000 turtle eggs, in just two afternoons.

http://docelunas.com/en/costa-rica-wildlife/hermos...

Evening - Dinner in the hotel and optional late night activity / turtle patrol to find nesting mothers.

Trip Details & Costs

Cost Per Person : £2803pp based on high season rates for 30 to 40 people, in single standard en-suite rooms.

Depart September 2019

2019: 10 Sep

Costs

5 days
Conference + Turtles
2019: £2600

Inspiring location.

Bliss. We will start our journey on one the worlds best surf beaches.

Turtle conservation

Be part of the worldwide push to protect the turtles of Costa Rica.

Adventure combined.

Leaving the staff rejvenated.

Corporate strategy.

Simply bought to life in a dynamic environment.

Time in, Time out

A daily schedule will be worked out for each company but will combine volunteering and adventure elements.

Jakera, Costa Rica

Our Costa Rican logistics are coordinated by the dynamic Chris Patterson, with his wife and on ground team.

Chris has run a travel company since the 1990s and has become increasingly passionate about the crisis of plastic waste in our waters and the damage it is doing. Seeing dolphins and turtles time and time again, washed up on the shoreline wrapped up in discarded fishing nets was enough for him to jump into action.

Chris now welcomes volunteers (gappers) into his home and MidLifers into the hotel next door, who will help him with his ongoing conservation and community projects.

He has set up village recycling stations and organises rubbish collections. He encourages supermarkets to stop using plastic bags and the local beach bars to not use plastic drinking straws. These simple initiatives will help enforce the message and give a practical meaning to the bigger picture. Community beach clean-ups are also now part of everyday life and blue flag awards are being handed out.

Chris has also built a great relationship with Cirenas – one of the leading NGO’s tackling the plight of the turtles on the Pacific coast. They now welcome our volunteers into their program as they consistently turn up and enthusiastically get stuck in.

Chris will deliver a brilliant off-grid trip, using his inside knowledge.

Leaper's Highlights

Have a read of what our Leapers have been getting up to...

Painting signs, recycling and turtles Lucy Dickens

Turtle hatcheries, surfing, yoga and more Emily Dinovo

Tyre garden, hot springs and reforestation Maya Sanden

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