1. Help climbing companies ensure fair labor practices:
Assist climbing companies with instituting transparent procedures
that guarantee that the proper porter treatment guidelines are being
Satisfy the consumer’s desire for proper treatment of the crew:
Through the monitoring activities of company treatment practices, an
outside and objective organization ascertains if fair treatment
standards are being met.
3. Promote public awareness of proper porter treatment:
Tour Operators who partner with IMEC should add IMEC's
porter guidelines to the company's website. Doing so will help
improve public awareness of proper porter treatment.
4. Provide additional clothing to porters:
Participating in IMEC's Clothing Lending Program helps make sure
that the porters have proper clothing. Encourage local companies
to perform equipment checks and provide gear if necessary.
5. Ask that clients fill out post-trek evaluation forms located on
This will be a way to learn about any cases of neglect or abuse by
local ground agents.
Encourage clients to meet and engage with their porters:
will help your clients develop a new respect for the men and woman
that support the trekking and climbing industries.
7. Use porter guidelines as a marketing advantage:
Make porter guidelines a marketing tool to help sell your
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