At Corporate Traveller, we believe small changes can make a big difference. Through our green initiatives, promotion of responsible travel and our employee-nominated charity of the year, we work hard to minimise our environmental impact and give back to local communities.
Making a difference in Christmas 2019
During the Christmas holidays of 2019, we wanted to do something a bit differently. Instead of sending our clients a small festive gift, we chose to support our charity of the year, Age UK, with a donation on behalf of our clients.
Watch our video with Age UK to find out how this donation helped older people like Roy facing loneliness at Christmas.
Flight Centre Foundation
At the heart of Corporate Traveller’s corporate and social responsibility strategy lies our charity, the Flight Centre Foundation, which sponsors a primary school in Soweto, South Africa. Over our five-year partnership, we’re determined to transform the school and the lives of its pupils. Through workplace giving and fundraising activities, Corporate Traveller’s employees can support the school, as well as our charity of the year, with all staff fundraising efforts and donations matched pound-for-pound by Flight Centre Travel Group.
Flight Centre Foundation in Soweto 2018
Flight Centre UK Charity of the Year
Every year, Corporate Traveller enters a relationship with a charity chosen by our employees. After successfully raising £100,000 for MIND during 2018-19, our staff have chosen Age UK, the leading charity working with older people, as our charity of the year 2019-20. We hope to raise at least £150,000 for Age UK through various fundraising events, including bake sales, marathons and volunteering in their charity shops. Every pound raised by staff is matched by our parent company Flight Centre Travel Group.
These days, eco-savvy business travellers and their employers are becoming more and more concerned about the effect their travels have on the planet. Corporate Traveller is no exception. Conscious of the economic, social and environmental impact of our business, we’ve made it our aim to promote and sell travel that respects human rights, the environment and social equality, while implementing eco-friendly practices and working in partnership with local communities.
Virgin Atlantic Delta Airlines | Reducing our carbon footprint
Corporate Traveller is proud to be working closely with Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines on shared initiativesto benefit SME clients. Collectively we've been working on reducing our impact on the environment to create a more sustainable, responsible way to travel for business.
At Corporate Traveller we’ve set up various environmentally-friendly initiatives to reduce the impact we as a business have on the planet. For example, we closely monitor our staff’s carbon footprint and offset our carbon accordingly; we use energy from renewable sources in our offices; and by replacing desk-side bins with recycling bins we’ve achieved our goal of being a zero waste to landfill business, with 90% of our waste recycled and the rest used to generate electricity.
Flight Centre Foundation in Soweto 2017
Modern slavery and human trafficking
We remain committed to responsible and sustainable travel and tourism, including the identification and prevention of all forms of modern slavery in our business and supply chains. Our people have a shared commitment to maintain the highest standards of personal and professional ethics, to comply with all relevant laws and regulations and to personify and represent Flight Centre's values in everything we do. For more information see our policy.