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
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:
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.
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.
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.
We all share the same planet, so we’re working hard to lessen Travelport’s impact on the environment through best practice and innovation.
We’re working to reduce the carbon footprint created by our offices through initiatives such as:
- Centralized printing
- LED and sensored lighting
- Paper-buster programs
- Car sharing
- Maximizing natural light
- Monitoring carbon offset on employee travel
We'll continue efforts to improve the efficiency of systems and business processes to lessen the environmental impact associated with processing customer transactions.
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.
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.