The International Mountain Explorers Connection created the Partnership for Responsible Travel Program to recognize those tour operators committed to fair treatment of the mountain crew. Acceptance as a Partner is based upon the climbing company’s meeting
the Guidelines for Proper Porter Treatment on Kilimanjaro through the monitoring activities performed by IMEC's local initiative, the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.
There is no fee or donation required to be a part of the Partner Program. It is a part of IMEC’s mission to highlight those climbing companies with fair treatment practices. Criteria for acceptance as a Partner:
- Implementation ofsystems that ensure fair treatment for the company’s crew.
- Demonstration of compliance with the proper treatment guidelines.
We are experiencing instances of companies using our organization's name on their website who have
not been accepted as a Partner for Responsible Travel. For a current list, please visit the
section of our website.