Reduce waste. Save energy and water. Enhance our natural and cultural heritage. You’ll find the full detail of our commitment to better business practices in our Environmental Policy.
We also work closely with charities and social organisations – from fundraising for Cancer Research to donating our time to carry out conservation work at Holyrood Park. We work closely with Edinburgh World Heritage, donating our skills, expertise, equipment and services to enhance future enjoyment of the city. Find the full details in our Charity Policy.
Bikes, leaflets, and responsible visitors
Mercat Tours is part of the Bike2Work scheme, promoting healthier lifestyles and sustainable transport for our employees.
We recycle as much as possible – but that’s just part of the story. Our leaflets are printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks, and our suppliers offset the carbon used to produce and transport them by planting native tree species on our behalf.
In 2015 we recycled 818.5kg of waste comprising paper, cans, plastic and cardboard, diverting 1.5 tonnes of CO2 from landfill emissions
And for ideas on how to experience the beauty of Edinburgh as sustainably as possible, have a look at our Responsible Visitor's Charter.