As part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, Flight Centre Business Travel is committed to social responsibility and proud to be a part of our Brighter Futures Program that brings together all of the big and little things we do, each and every day to build brighter futures in the places where we work, where we live and where we travel.
How we are doing our bit to make the Future Brighter..
The Flight Centre Foundation – Building Brighter Futures through Empowered Giving
The Flight Centre Foundation, gives Flight Centre Business Travel staff the opportunity to support those in need through workplace giving & fundraising initiatives. Our donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by the company, which also offers a paid program for our employees who want to volunteer their time to community charities.
Since 2008 the Flight Centre Foundation has donated in excess of $10.5m to a range of charities including Bush Heritag, Cambodian Children's Trust, Foodbank, KTF (Kokoda Track Foundation), Redkite, R U OK? and Youngcare.
Worldwise – Building Brighter Futures through Responsible Travel
At Flight Centre Business Travel, we are passionate about promoting & selling travel that respects human rights, the environment & social equality. Our promise is to encourage our people and our customers to travel the world responsibly.
Each and every day we encourage friends, family and our customers to tread lightly when they travel. Join us on our journey of responsible travel with these simple actions
Our People – Building Brighter Future through Egalitarianism & Unity
At Flight Centre Business Travel, we are committed to our philosophy of egalitarianism to ensure everyone operates on a level playing field. With a workforce consisting of 72% female representation, we strive to ensure that all of our policies and procedures work to benefit our people for an equal opportunity to succeed. We ensure all women and men are equally represented, valued and rewarded.
At Flight Centre Business Travel, our people are our number one priority. We are committed to providing a positive workplace culture, inclusiveness, flexible working arrangements, annual leave flexibility & job share opportunities. We encourage internal mobility and work with our people to map out an individual path to success (called ‘Brightness of Future’).
Our people’s Brightness of Future, equal privileges and rights are central to the way we operate.
Environmental Sustainability – Building Brighter Futures through Sustainable Practices
As part of FCTG, Flight Centre Business Travel seeks out the best ‘green’ way for us to do business and help reduce our corporate footprint across our store and office network.
We want to ensure a brighter future for all by doing our bit and partnering with suppliers who share our values in these key areas.
FCTG is working to reduce office-related emissions by adopting a number of initiatives. Some of which are outlined below.
FCTG is actively working to reduce energy usage by:
• using sensor lighting in all head office locations;
• minimising after hours air-conditioning use;
• installing multi-purpose devices to reduce the number of appliances in use;
• having automatic switch off time clocks for all signage;
• using energy efficient appliances.
Recycling & Waste Reduction
FCTG has taken significant steps to reduce its waste by:
• ensuring recycling bins are available and accessible;
• sourcing and using recycled, unbleached, 100% post-consumer paper for printed materials when possible;
• donating old computers and cell phones to charities for re-use.
FCTG has initiated an Environmentally Sustainable Design program for its retail shops. This system imposes guidelines relating to:
• fit-out materials, including timber usage;
• lighting and signage;
• equipment, including water fixtures and fittings; and
• waste management.
FCTG has a strong health and fitness culture and seeks to provide its people with facilities that allow them to walk, cycle or run to work. Where possible, the company installs bicycle racks, showers, change facilities and lockers in its head office properties. The company has introduced a new sales structure that allows some travel agents to work from home, thereby reducing commuting-related carbon emissions
Flight Centre Business Travel is proud to be doing their bit for global sustainability, what can you do to help build a brighter future where you work, where you live and where you travel?