Global travel, global care
Every day, we take hundreds of people around the world – a privilege we take to heart. It’s our corporate responsibility to make sure cultures and environments in every region thrive.
For every mile you travel and every destination you visit, we use that reach to build up communities and break down social injustices.
Being a contributing member of the U.N. Global Compact, we are part of a United Nations initiative that encourages businesses worldwide to care that little bit more. With a focus on human rights, labour, environment and corruption, we work to make sustainable and socially responsible policies the norm.
Let’s make an impact on a global scale.
Less talk, more action
Handing out cheques and calling it a day? That isn’t our style.
We’re all about giving real value. Time, effort, and expertise to truly make a difference.
Flight Centre Foundation is our small way of giving back to the amazing communities who let us work, travel, and live alongside them.
In New Zealand, The Foundation provides a means to support our nominated charities through a range of workplace giving, volunteering & fundraising initiatives. This year, in New Zealand, we’ve partnered with The Mental Health Foundation & the Halberg Disability Trust. Every employee has the opportunity to donate to the Foundation or their ‘Charity of Choice’ via workplace giving. Every dollar donated by our people is matched by FCTG. In addition to workplace giving, our employees are entitled to one volunteer day annually which can be used within their local community. In 18/19, The Foundation donated over $235K to charities in NZ.
Over the years, globally our people have provided solar energy to lightless communities, funded appeals in natural disasters, and are always on the lookout for projects and charities that will help our global community thrive. Some of our proudest moments are when we’re hands-on in local communities and giving back where it truly counts. The Flight Centre Foundation has donated in excess of $10.5M to a range of charities, including Cambodian Children’s Trust and Foodbank. We’ve had the privilege of helping repair a school in Soweto (South Africa) and many more initiatives that make a difference to local communities around the world. Having the opportunity to participate in these initiatives make us thankful to be part of the Flight Centre family and its values.
When natural disasters or emergencies occur, we do what we can to help, because the world is a little brighter when we all do our part to help make it shine.
Doing our bit one flight at a time
There’s no getting around it – travel uses up energy. Lots of energy. With our global teams flying across the world and back, we had to find a way to counteract all that energy use and pay it back to the environment.
In New Zealand, we’re certified by Enviro-Mark to provide our customers with regular carbon emission reporting, based on the latest recommendations from the Ministry for the Environment. This reporting helps our customers achieve their carbon objectives and allows visibility of air, car and hotel carbon emissions related to their travel.
We consider it our corporate social responsibility to share the planet-saving love. Let’s work together to offset your business travel emissions and create cleaner travel for a cleaner business.
Think Greener. Travel Greener.
Business travel is about to become a whole lot greener with the help of the new carbon emissions display feature in our online booking tool.
Caring for the people who care for you
Change starts within, which is why we’re constantly pushing to improve the welfare and wellbeing of our people. This starts with proudly supporting diversity and equal opportunities within our own teams.
One initiative we’re particularly proud of is WomenWise. Our senior female leaders banded together to showcase opportunity, provide role-models, and offer support in an effort to create gender balance within our leadership teams.
In New Zealand, we also support the LGBTQI community and we’re working towards getting The Rainbow Tick, designed to educate, acknowledge & celebrate our people.
From our Healthwise programme focused on keeping our people mentally and physically healthy, to our Brightness of Future Initiative which ensures there is a roadmap to progression for all our employees, we are forever innovating and pushing forward to give our people better opportunities, in both work and life.
FCM Travel 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, supporting a brighter future for all.
This love for the environment has followed our team back to the office. Be it energy-efficient sensor lighting, waste reduction, or donating our old computers and mobiles to charities for reuse, we’re always on the lookout for a way to make our offices greener.
Let’s light up some futures
Did you know that around 18% of humans have no electricity? That’s 1.4 billion people living in the dark.
Let’s change that.
SolarBuddy is a mission near and dear to our hearts. The concept is simple: solar lights for those who need them. This simple idea has grown, giving new opportunities to six million children who used to live in darkness.
With more light, kids in lightless communities can spend more time studying, learning, and expanding their opportunities. SolarBuddy lights replace toxic lamps and smoky fires, not only improving education but also overall health, the environment, and the family budget.
The best part? You can be a part of it! Find out more about how you can make a change with the flick of a switch.