Group releases ESG report highlighting its sustainability practices

Vacation.COM Team has produced its 2021 yearly Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlighting its sustainability techniques throughout the business more than the previous year.

The report also outlines the company’s roadmap for accomplishment in 2022, with a concentration on higher prospects to set sustainability into motion, developing a much more sustainable upcoming for the world travel ecosystem.

During the last year, the group has joined the UN World Compact, aligning its techniques and operations with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. A founding spouse of sustainable journey coalition, Travalyst, it works with member travel corporations to acquire sustainable travel initiatives to provide business-large improve.

The Team mentioned it has also ongoing to winner the struggle in opposition to the unlawful wildlife trade.

This is in addition to pursuing its ‘3Rs’ approach of lessening squander, reusing and recycling resources, as very well as adopting environmentally friendly functions across the business.

“Our commitment to sustainability, social issues and making a more robust, additional resilient business produced various vital strides above the study course of the previous calendar year,” mentioned Jane Solar, Team CEO. “As a critical component of our group mission our recently-established ESG committee performs a critical job in enabling the business to embrace innovative and helpful corporate governance practices.

“We are very pleased of the progress we have designed in integrating these tactics into our each day business operations to day. We now appear ahead to continuing to build upon these achievements throughout 2022, and assistance to shape a additional sustainable upcoming for our modern society.”

Some 2021 ESG achievements for the group incorporate:

  • Donating 680 oxygen concentrators, truly worth far more than $330,000 to India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia to help the combat towards Covid-19.
  • Donating extra than 3,000 attraction passes and home evenings by means of the ‘Pay It Forward’ marketing campaign in Singapore, furnishing leisure and holiday alternatives to persons from deprived background.
  • Investing nearly $150 million empowering 100 vacation villages in rural locations, with the making of eight of 10 planned region retreats as part of its Rural Revitalisation Prepare.
  • Furnishing far more than 2,800 experienced progress courses to personnel by means of the Excursion Expansion Academy.

Inside of the operate setting, the corporation has

  • Rolled out of a flexible hybrid do the job product enabling personnel the decision of doing the job remotely and supporting worker wellness
  • Maintained an equal office, home to a 50% feminine workforce, 43% of which maintain mid-degree administration positions and 30% at govt degree.
  • Awarded the Women’s Empowerment Rules (WEPs) Award for giving a gender-inclusive office by UN Gals China.

* Study Group’s 2021 ESG whole report right here.