Corporate Social Responsibility is in our DNA
The world is our workplace so at FCM we care about making it a better place. That is why as a multinational travel management company our Corporate Social Responsibility focuses on the global environment; this includes its wildlife, its people, their cultures and their economies.
The Flight Centre Foundation
Through the Flight Centre Foundation, our company, employees and the extended FCM Travel Solutions’ family are empowered to give back to the community through volunteering opportunities, workplace giving, fundraising and by working closely with charity partners to create a brighter future for those in need.
Through workplace giving, employee donations are proudly matched dollar-for-dollar by the company, while a paid program encourages employees to volunteer their time to support community charities.
Since 2008 the Flight Centre Foundation has donated in excess of $10.5m to a range of charities and in New Zealand, we proudly partner with the Mental Health Foundation and the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.
At FCM our Responsible Travel Charter, Worldwise, embodies our goal to inspire our employees, customers, and our suppliers to travel responsibly from a social, cultural and environmental perspective. By adopting the Responsible Tourism Charter, FCM Travel Solutions is focused on a number of key areas where we believe we have the best opportunity to encourage responsible travel and to change behaviours. Our goal is to deliver a responsible travel product and to also inspire everyone in the travel ecosystem – especially our suppliers, customers, and employees.
We are also a contributing member of the U.N. Global Compact, a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and to report on their implementation. It is focused on Human Rights, Labour, Environment, and Corruption.
People and Welfare
At FCM we recognise that everybody should have the opportunity to shine brightly. We have a range of internal initiatives designed to enhance egalitarianism, provide equal career opportunities and support the health and wellbeing of our people.
We are proud to support Gender Diversity and Equal Opportunity among our workforce. We have a range of strategies in place to ensure that all women and men are equally represented, valued and rewarded.
With a workforce that is 72% female, our policies promote equal privileges and an equal opportunity to succeed. We encourage internal mobility and work with our people to map out an individual ‘Brightness of Future’ path to success. We are committed to reflecting the gender balance across the company, by ensuring females are appropriately represented at senior executive and Board member level.
FCM Travel Solutions is actively committed to addressing our corporate footprint, by seeking out ‘green’ initiatives to reduce waste, emissions and energy consumption. At the same time, we look to partner with suppliers that share our values in these key areas – to support a brighter future for all.
Recycling and Waste
We have taken significant steps to reduce waste by:
- Printing only when necessary, using double-sided copying and ensuring recycling bins are accessible
- Reducing packaging and using recycled, unbleached paper for printed materials
- Making publications available online
- Donating old computers and cell phones to charities for re-use
We are actively working to reduce energy usage by:
- Using sensor lighting and installing energy efficient lighting wherever possible
- Minimising after hours air-conditioning use and installing blinds to minimise cooling and heating costs
- Installing energy-efficient multi-purpose devices to reduce the number of appliances in use and switching off equipment not in use
At FCM we believe that it’s up to every single one of us to affect positive change now – so we can all create Brighter Futures across the globe.