MEJDI Tours

Educational Travel Tours

Arlington, Virginia

United States

www.mejditours.com

About MEJDI Tours

Dedicated to providing customized itineraries for travel groups as diverse as their destinations, MEJDI Tours is full-service tour company-differentiating itself from the crowd through exclusive access, authentic experiences, extraordinary customer service, and much more – founded on the belief that tourism should be a vehicle for a more positive and interconnected world.

With over 40 years of intercultural bridge-building and tourism experience between them, MEJDI-which translates to both “honor” and “respect”- was established by a former financial advisor, a conflict resolution professor, and a tourism professional all committed to one big idea: changing the face of tourism through a socially responsible business model that honors both clients and communities.

We reject the model of traditional consumer tourism - a highly commercialized experience that supports big business and often damages local communities - instead employing a new model of tourism based on clients, communities, and financial and environmental sustainability.  The B Corp certification is a great way to ensure our highest ideals and values are embedded in our DNA for years to come. 

The Change We Seek

An estimated 1 billion people travel every year. MEJDI Tours sees this as 1 billion opportunities to make a difference. MEJDI Tours is dedicated to opening hearts and expanding minds, inviting clients to become cultural explorers while engaging and supporting the global communities they serve.

When you choose MEJDI, you’re choosing to see more than sites, you’re choosing to tap into one of the world’s best kept secrets: that we are all connected by shared values that cross cultures, languages, religions, nationalities, and ethnicities-and that there is far more that unites us than separates us.

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: Covers >80% of health insurance premiums for full time employees; >20 paid vacation/sick days provided; Extensive performance feedback mechanism

Community: Gives preference to local and sustainable/Fair Trade suppliers; Written policy giving preference to women or minority-owned suppliers; Donates >5% of profits to charity

Environment: Offsets >25% of GHG emissions; Incentivizes carpooling/use of public transport; Extensive office recycling program

Miscellany: 

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Press:

  • "The Holy Land: Past, Present, and Future" National Geographic  Go>>
  • "Israeli, Palestinian join forces to offer tours with two viewpoints" CNN  Go>>
  • "Israel Inside/Out: Perspectives And Prisms" Forbes Go>>
  • "First Intercultural Innovation Award winner mentored by UNWTO" United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Go>>