ETRAVELI CARES

Platform for sustainability and social responsibility

The way we look at things

By providing leading flight technology, cheap and relevant flight tickets, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the world and with that, hopefully make it a little smaller. However, we’re keenly aware of just how far we are from making that happen. Social inequality, poverty and other factors such as climate change, remain gigantic hurdles to realizing that dream.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a part to play. We do have to start somewhere and although we may be small in the grand scheme of things and cannot move the needle on our own, with more than 14 million customers per year, we’re big enough to make just a tiny bit of difference. This section is dedicated to the work we do to give back.

Sustainability

Etraveli Group aims to make travel accessible to everyone. We want to give travelers the chance to experience all the wonderful destinations of the world by making flight tickets as affordable as possible. However, the impact of air travel on the climate is not negligible. This means everybody in the industry is now working to try and lessen this impact and contribute to the development of greener fuel as well as many other initiatives including new technologies.
New technologies will need time to replace today’s environmentally unsound variants, and some of them are still in the early stages of development. That’s why we’ve chosen to sponsor several initiatives that we believe will have a significant positive effect in the long run. All to ensure that in the future, travelers can continue to fly across the world to meet with family and friends, to do their jobs, or to enjoy the experience of exotic destinations.

Our role

  • Support tech development of sustainable fuel
  • Climate compensate own travel
  • Enable customers to climate compensate

Our philosophy of sponsorship

We’ve chosen to sponsor in two ways: internationally, where our product touches the world, and locally through Etraveli or through our META Flygresor.se, in the communities that house our offices.  In this way, we give ourselves as well as our employees the chance to give back to their communities, and we also take responsibility for the planet as a whole. Today, working across borders is a must to achieve tangible results and our three international partners, SkyNRG, ECPAT and myclimate, are good examples of this.

In the case of ECPAT, the battle against child pornography cannot take place in one country alone, but needs a global organisation that reaches as many countries as possible. In SkyNRG and myclimate’s case, climate change is perhaps the biggest challenge we’ve ever faced. It affects us all and needs global coordination to be fought.

International partners and sponsorships

SkyNRG

Etraveli Group has joined SkyNRG’s mission to make sustainable aviation fuels the new global standard.

SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) solutions. Having supplied over 30 airlines on all continents, it is their mission to make SAF the new global standard. SkyNRG sources, blends and distributes SAF, guarantees sustainability throughout the supply chain and helps to co-fund any price gap over conventional jet fuel. At the same time, SkyNRG focuses on developing regional SAF supply chains; e.g., their own dedicated SAF production plant, DSL-01, that offers a real sustainable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

To ensure they make the right decisions regarding the sustainability of their operations, projects and products, SkyNRG is structurally advised by an independent Sustainability Board, which includes representatives from WWF International, the European Climate Foundation, Solidaridad Network and the University of Groningen. Also, SkyNRG’s operations are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the highest possible certification standard for sustainable fuels. 

SkyNRG was founded by KLM, Spring Associates and EME to develop the market for Sustainable Aviation Fuel. www.skynrg.com

ECPAT

We think it’s very important to take social responsibility and have therefore chosen to partner with ECPAT, the global organisation focusing on preventing the sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT uses its resources to prevent and stop child abuse and trafficking, including work to block websites containing child pornographic content.

More info about ECPAT can be found here.

myclimate

myclimate is a global leader when it comes to climate protection. They work through different projects that all seek to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on the environment by replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy sources and implementing green, more energy-efficient technologies.

Etraveli Group supports myclimate through annual donations, geared towards climate protection and educational projects for students. We will also offer our customers the chance to offset the carbon emissions of their flights through myclimate’s website, and thereby each make a contribution to offset some of their carbon footprint.

myclimate’s educational programs offer companies the chance to sponsor educational initiatives with participants from all fields and countries, aimed not just at young people in school, but also at their teachers and parents. By becoming an educational partner, we hope to help raise global awareness. In this way, the myclimate educational program has reached over 20,000 students and more than 8,000 apprentices as well as thousands of others in a network that spans the world.

More info about myclimate can be found here.

Local partners and sponsorships

Uppsala stadsmission

Year in and year out, Uppsala Stadsmission work tirelessly to create a more humane society through social care, integration and education. Their mission is to promote social responsibility and encourage a sense of belonging, regardless of economic or social situation. We support their work with the homeless and other projects including volunteering opportunities.

More info about Uppsala Stadsmission can be found here.

Lighthouse Relief

Lighthouse Relief was formed as the refugee crisis reached the shores of Greece in the fall of 2015. There was very little relief work on the ground to help out at the time, and what help existed was makeshift, uncoordinated initiatives by islanders, as fishermen set out at night to rescue people adrift and local villagers gave what aid they could to the desperate people stranded on their shores.

Soon, volunteers started to arrive, coordinating the help efforts and emergency aid. As the refugee camps grew in size, so did the need for more emergency aid and better facilities, and Lighthouse Relief was founded by volunteers to meet this need.

Four years later, they run emergency response operations on the north shore of Lesvos and manage a Child Friendly Space and Youth Engagement Space in Ritsona Refugee Camp (central Greece). They remain committed to advancing a dignified and empowering humanitarian response for as long as it’s needed.

Etraveli Group supports Lighthouse Relief not just through regular donations and by working to spread awareness, but also by giving our employees the chance to serve as ambassadors, by blogging, fundraising or recruiting, or by taking part in the Lighthouse volunteer program.

More info about Lighthouse Relief can be found here.

Barncancerfonden

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund works to ensure that affected children, teens and their families receive the care and support they need.

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund was founded in 1979 by parents of children with cancer, with the aim of creating a more hopeful future for children and teens diagnosed with cancer.
In the 1970s, a minority of children diagnosed with cancer survived. Today, almost 40 years later, the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation is the largest financier of childhood cancer research in Sweden and today more than 85 percent of the affected children survive. The vision of the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund is to eradicate childhood cancer. 

Our META Flygresor.se support their work through a partnership with Rynkeby where you support charity cycling events across Europe and donate money based on the distance.

GoClimateNeutral

GoClimateNeutral was created in 2017 with the sole purpose of making it easier to live a climate neutral life and thereby slow down climate change. We use 100% financial transparency, so that you can see exactly how your money is spent.
GoClimateNeutral selects projects that have been certified by Gold Standard. This means that the projects have undergone careful scrutiny, backed by WWF and other international organisations, so that they have a real impact and contribute to the UN’s sustainability goals.

We choose projects of different kinds, to broaden our impact. We look at where the projects are implemented, by whom, when and how. Some projects are cheap and that means we can get many tonnes of CO2 for the money, others are a bit more expensive but then we can help stimulate sustainable development in a specific area. We explain the reasoning behind our choices, and you can look at all the details about the projects on this page and on the Gold Standard website.

Our META Flygresor.se supports GoClimateNeutraL through a partnership geared towards climate protection. They also offer their customers the chance to offset the carbon emissions of their flights through GoClimateNeutral, thereby each traveller can make a contribution to offset some of their carbon footprint.

Sustainability Report 2019
Etraveli Group

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For more information, please contact claes.tellman@etraveligroup.com