Flight Centre Travel Group, as a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), recognises that we have a commitment to play a role in the achievement of the UNGC’s goals. We believe that by enabling our people and our customers through support and education, we are able to deliver on this commitment.
Our people are empowered to create change and to do so at a personal level, by supporting philanthropic community activities and workplace giving, advising our customers how to travel responsibly, and advocating environmental and wildlife protection where we work, live and travel.
The positive results of educating our people and our customers have enabled us to make real headway on our sustainability journey. By way of example our partnership with SolarBuddy has facilitated the donation of thousands of SolarBuddy solar lights to children living in energy poverty around the world.
Our people have also played an important role as participants on our second Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) Advocacy trip earlier this year where they fundraised and advocated on the importance of empowering vulnerable children to escape the cycle of poverty.
Our progress has also been assisted through the FCTG travel network that stretches to most regions of the world. This unique position enables us to promote and implement sustainable travel principles through our “Family” brands, to achieve outcomes that are truly global.
FCTG is committed to helping all stakeholders understand the impact of the travel and tourism industry on key issues such as environment, community engagement and modern slavery.
Raising awareness of human exploitation and respecting human rights in modern slavery for our people and our customers has been central to our sustainable and ethical approach. We are taking meaningful steps to identify, prevent and address modern slavery risks that may be present in our global operations and supply chains.
Our sustainability journey continues and includes creating a Sustainability Report for our organisation. This initiative will provide an assessment of our existing sustainable practices plus create a roadmap for a sustainable future of our company.