Supporting a path for sustainable business travel programs
Within the framework of a global travel entity, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), FCM stands steadfast in its commitment to the ongoing journey toward sustainability.
Capitalising on our existing accomplishments and informed by a comprehensive understanding of the sustainability complexities inherent in our industry, our resolve remains unwavering: to continually scrutinise our efforts and uncover avenues for improvement as a corporate entity.
Our focal point extends to facilitating analogous transformations for our clients—empowering them to cultivate sustainable corporate travel initiatives that not only align with business objectives but also mitigate ecological footprints.
In honor of our people, our communities, the planet, and generations yet to come, the imperative for decisive action is palpable. The time for proactive measures has arrived, and we stand resolute in embracing the challenge ahead.
Every step of this journey, we stand alongside our customers, offering unwavering support to navigate the path toward a more sustainable future.
Environmental sustainability should not be a buzz word, and it is definitely a journey of togetherness and commitment through the supply chain, learning from each other and making improvements to our journey, together and collectively. It is luxurious to have FCM as our Travel Service Management Partner to achieve our environmental sustainability goals in business travel and we enjoy working together for our commitment for the planet and generations to come.
Environmental Sustainability Specialist, Data Analysis Organisation.
How government sustainability policy impacts business travel
It was in 2015 that 196 countries signed the Paris Agreement to increase the global average temperature of our planet. Since then, governments have set and adjusted their sustainability policies and emission reduction targets, with travel and transportation often part of their plans to protect our planet. Nations adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for clear objectives and action to tackle climate change.
Avoiding Carbon Tunnel Vision
Sustainable travel is a hot topic right now. Some would argue hotter than it has ever been, and it’s certainly no coincidence that our global temperatures are following the same trend. It’s important that as an industry, travel management does not get Carbon Tunnel Vision.
We all know events can be powerful catalysts for success, but let's face it—they often leave a less-than-desirable impact on the environment. Nature Communications dropped a truth bomb recently: their research showed the event industry's carbon footprint equals the yearly emissions of the whole US. With the world focused on Net Zero, carbon-neutral events are now a must, no ifs, ands, or buts.
Case Study: Steel & Tube's sustainability journey
Hear from Global Sustainability Manager of Steel & Tube, Trent Brash about how FCM provides Steel & Tube with a software suite that allows them to understand their travel behaviour, from a holistic view, down to a specific trip.
Our sustainability journey: redefining business travel to preserve our planet
Our journey towards sustainable business travel begins with establishing a strategic vision for impactful initiatives which also align with our commitment to help our people, the planet, and our customers.