Good practice business BACHER TOURISTIK

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Austria
  • ETGG2030-GP
Postal address Millstätter Str. 45, 9545 Radenthein
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Unspecified
  • Good Governance & CSR
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A1 Sustainability management system
  • A4 Staff engagement
  • A9 Information and interpretation
  • D1.1 Environmentally preferable purchasing
  • D1.3 Energy conservation
  • D2.1 Greenhouse gas emissions
  • D2.2 Transport
Marketplace category Transport & Mobility Services Transport & Mobility Services
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
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Tour and bus operator



Protected areas nearby:

Biosphere Nockberge;

Offers in National/Nature parks

Hohe Tauern, Gesäuse, Weissensee

Certifying body:

Austrian Ecolabel for Tourism


Outstanding contributions

Bacher Touristik is a travel agent, excursion and group tour operator and a bus company with 45 vehicles. It promotes an environmental policy and publishes a handbook on operational environmental management.  The company is ISO 14001 certified for its environmental management system, within the area of passenger transport and travel. In 2020 Bacher was awarded the Austrian Ecolabel.

The company has pursued various initiatives to provide and promote more sustainable travel. The company has invested in EURO 6 buses, which are more environmentally efficient, with significantly lower NOk emissions. Climate Neutral trips can be purchased, with integral compensation of emissions. Travel offers to national parks in Austria and Slovenia, including accommodation, sustainable activities and local guides, have been certified with the Austrian Ecolabel.  “Class Travel for a Healthy Climate” is a specific programme of school trips which combine transport using EURO 6 buses, visits and experiences related to sustainability themes and education, and the use of certified accommodation. Bacher has also been a winner of a European award for environmentally friendly bus driving practices.  Telematics systems are used to watch CO2 emissions while driving.

Key SDGs related to this action


See: Tourism for SDGs - Recommendations for Companies