The International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) created the Partner for Responsible Travel Program to recognize those tour operators committed to fair treatment of the mountain crew.
Acceptance as a Partner for Responsible Travel is based upon the local climbing company for Mount Kilimanjaro meeting the Guidelines for Proper Porter Treatment. Monitoring activities performed by IMEC's local initiative, the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP), determine if the local Partner Company is in compliance with the proper treatment standards.
IMEC’s Partner for Responsible Travel Program is suspended pending receiving permission to enter the Kilimanjaro National Park.
- Monitoring activities performed by KPAP at the gates of Kilimanjaro help to ascertain if the participating Partner Climbing Company is meeting the proper treatment standards.
- Participating Local Partner Companies give permission to KPAP to review their company’s practices inside the park.
- KPAP is unable to perform these monitoring activities without permission to enter the Kilimanjaro National Park.
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