Platform for sustainability and social responsibility
The way we look at things
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.
- 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 international partners, SkyNRG among them, 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’scase, 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
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
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.
Local partners and sponsorships
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 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.
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.