All too often social responsibility policies are dusty documents at the back of a filing cabinet, or maybe a web page linked to through the small print of a company web site. We wanted a scheme that actively engaged our customers, products and people. That’s why we adopted the 1/1/1/1 model of social responsibility:
Each year, we donate 1% of annual profits to nonprofit organisations.
Every employee is encouraged to donate 1% of their working time to the community. This donation of time ends up resulting in approximately two paid service days a year. By doing so, employees experience the joy and satisfaction of giving and pass that enthusiasm to others, spreading a culture of caring. The company helps to plan activities to involve employees, and our broader community, in volunteer activities.
Each year, we donate 1% of our product sales to nonprofit organisations, in the form of free access to our online services, access to raw net fares and discounted fees on bookings made through their Travel Team. This allows nonprofit organisations to focus more time on their social mission, increase their efficiency and reduce their operational costs.
We recognise that our work may have a direct or indirect effect on the local, regional and global environment. We are committed to reducing any harmful effects on the environment and promoting the understanding of sustainability in its broadest context, with the goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company. We actively encourage our employees to keep the four ‘R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle – at the forefront of everything we do in order to live greener lives at work and home.