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Corporate Social Responsibility

We are investing in our employees and the communities in which we live, work and play through our Travelport Cares program

Overview

Travelport is making a significant impact on the future of the travel industry. But we strive to do more, going beyond our business objectives to improve and grow the communities in which we live, work and play. Using our skills, energy and passion, our employees are contributing great things locally and globally that will make our world a better place. Travelport Cares gives us a focus on our local and global community activities in three distinct pillars: Community, Education and Sustainability.

Let’s be the difference

We’ve established Travelport Cares as a way to encourage corporate and employee involvement in giving back to the communities that sustain us. Whether it’s through our employee charitable donation matching, paid time off to volunteer, regional fundraising activities, improving our environment through United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) or supporting technology education around the globe, we want to help employees invest time and resources into making a difference in our communities. Through the global impact of Travelport’s reach, we believe that we can make a difference by instilling some of Travelport’s values to be a player, not a spectator and to help build for tomorrow.
 

Make your mark day

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I’m very proud of Travelport’s CSR efforts and Travelport Cares program. We’re supporting employees’ efforts to give back to their communities all over the world.

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Greg Webb
Travelport CEO

Travelport Cares pillars: Our approach to CSR

We’ve developed a philosophy that brings all our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts together into three key strands:

Education

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Education

Travelport is committed to helping challenged and underrepresented people by equipping them for careers in the travel and technology industries. We’re always exploring new partnerships, and we currently have the following initiatives in place.

Global travel and tourism partnership (GTTP)

Travelport is a board member of the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP).  The GTTP is a multi-country educational program designed to introduce students to career opportunities in travel and tourism. To date, more than a million and a half students in twelve countries have participated in the GTTP. School systems provide teachers and classrooms; local and international companies provide financial and in-kind support.

Careers in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM)

We provide direct financial support for charitable organizations to encourage the participation and success of people who aren't traditionally involved in STEM fields through organizations like Women In Technology (Atlanta) and similar initiatives in other key regions.

Community

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Community

We have a wealth of passion, skills and expertise within Travelport, so we want to help leverage them for the benefit of the communities and people outside of our organization.

Give 150%

We’re inspiring our employees with their fundraising efforts by adding another 50% to money they collect over £100 (or $100) and up to £1,000 (or $1,000) for an eligible charity . We plan to expand this initiative further in the coming years.

Make your mark days

We’re freeing up our people to do good by offering them a Make Your Mark Day. It’s one day’s paid leave per year to carry out charitable volunteerism.

Sustainability

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Sustainability

We all share the same planet, so we’re working hard to lessen Travelport’s impact on the environment through best practice and innovation.

Carbon footprint

We’re working to reduce the carbon footprint created by our offices through initiatives such as:

  • Recycling
  • Centralized printing
  • LED and sensored lighting
  • Paper-buster programs
  • Car sharing
  • Maximizing natural light
  • Monitoring carbon offset on employee travel

Data center

We'll continue efforts to improve the efficiency of systems and business processes to lessen the environmental impact associated with processing customer transactions.

Continuous improvement

We conduct regular audits of our facilities to see where we need to do more to be sustainable. That includes establishing energy consumption baselines and setting annual goals for environmental impact.

Helping others

We can also help our clients to go green by providing technology that allows them to reduce their environmental impact and offset the pollution created through travel.