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Philanthropy

Epic is committed to making a positive difference in the destinations in which we work through philanthropy. We recognise that responsible behaviour is our calling card – creating opportunities to foster sustainable development in the communities and countries where we operate.

We strive to earn the trust of all we interact with, our employees, service providers and the communities where we live and work, the countries that host us, or any other persons or parties with whom we engage in the sustainable development of tourism.

Social Responsibility is the commitment to contribute to sustainable development – working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large to improve the quality of life, in ways that are both good for business and good for development.

Epic’s Approach to Social Responsibility

These core pillars guide Epic Private Journeys in its business conduct around the world.

Ethics – Epic conducts business with ethical standards in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. We strive to act as a responsible corporate citizen and lend our expertise to help engage in constructive public dialogue and informed debate on issues of importance to the Company, the tourism industry and the communities in which we operate.

Employees – Epic is committed to developing the full potential of our employees. We respect and value each of our employees and observe the fundamental tenets of human rights, safety and non-discrimination in the workplace.

Community – Epic fully considers the social, cultural, environmental, and economic impacts of our operations. We endeavour to bring long-term benefits to communities and we give priority to building partnerships that contribute to enhancing local skills. We also commit to providing financial support to organisations through charitable endeavours where possible. The employment of local community members is a priority.

Environment, Health and Safety – Epic has a responsibility to protect the environment. We encourage wise environmental stewardship to ensure that the environment is protected for future generations, and that the sustainability of nearby communities is safeguarded.

Epic is committed to giving back…and making a difference in the world.

AFRICA
TUENDE PAMOJA
Kisampa is a private community conservation sanctuary that adjoins the unique coastal Saadani National Park in eastern Tanzania. Conserving this area is the passion of Epic's own Rob Barbour. [Read More]
AUSTRALIA
YALARI
Yalari supports Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities throughout Australia in gaining access to a first-class secondary education via scholarships at some of the country's ... [Read More]
AFRICA
CRAFTING AFRICA'S FUTURE
Crafting Africa's Future is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting African artisans and the communities in ... [Read More]
TANZANIA
Kope Lion Project - Korongoro People's Lion Initiative
Why are lions the only cats that live in cooperative communities? How does their social structure contribute to ... [Read More]
ZAMBIA
The South Luangwa Conservation
The South Luangwa Conservation Society is a non-profit community based organisation committed to the conservation ... [Read More]
KENYA
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation ... [Read More]
SOUTH AFRICA
Rhinos Without Borders
Faced with a devastating exponential rise in illegal rhino poaching in South Africa, Rhinos Without Borders was ... [Read More]
SOUTH AFRICA
Children in the Wilderness
Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris ... [Read More]
RWANDA
Solid’ Africa
The main objective of Solid’Africa is to help the most vulnerable patients in Rwandan public hospitals.

Founded in September 2010 ... [Read More]
RWANDA
Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project
The Mountain Veterinary Project is dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas ... [Read More]
NEPAL
R.E.N.E.W.
Epic supports the work of RENEW (Respect Educate Nurture & Empower Women), a grass roots, not for profit organisation established by Queen Ashi Choden ... [Read More]
NEPAL
THE JUNIPER FUND
The Juniper Fund was started by David Morton and Melissa Arnot in order to address an unmet obligation they witnessed through their work as guides in ... [Read More]
NEPAL
The Australian Himalayan Foundation
Following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary whose life work was devoted to giving back to the Sherpa people ... [Read More]