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.
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 staff. After successfully raising £242,953 for Alzheimer’s Society during 2015-16, our staff have chosen Mind, the mental health charity, as Flight Centre UK’s charity of the year 2017-18. We hope to raise at least £100,000 for Mind through various fundraising events, including the Three Peaks Challenge and a sponsored climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.
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.
Corporate Traveller strives to ensure that all women and men are equally represented, valued and rewarded at all levels of seniority, and that all our people are given equal privileges, rights and opportunities to succeed. We encourage internal mobility and work with our employees to map out their individual paths to success. We believe as a global player in the travel industry that we have the opportunity to lead the way and bring about change to this sector.
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.