As part of our commitment delivery to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), FCTG has commenced developing our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Blueprint, addressing 12 of the 17 SDG goals set out by the United Nations. Here’s some of the progress we’re making
SDG 1 End poverty – End Poverty in all its forms everywhere. FCTG is working alongside SolarBuddy to end energy poverty.
SDG 2 Zero hunger – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. FCTG is working with organisations like Foodbank and 3Square to ensure no child goes hungry.
SDG 3 Good health & wellbeing – Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. FCTG makes the health and wellbeing of our people a top priority through our Healthwise business.
SDG 4 Quality education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. FCTG supports local schools and students in South Africa and the Teach for Tomorrow Program in PNG in conjunction with KTF.
SDG 5 Gender equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. FCTG is committed to ensuring more women progress to the highest levels of the company and offers development opportunities and initiatives including Womenwise to achieve this.
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. FCTG supports work opportunities for all within the travel and tourism industry and strives for a healthy workplace culture.
SDG 10 Reduced inequality – Reduce inequality within and among countries. FCTG supports diversity and inclusion through initiatives like the Reconciliation Action Plan in Australia. In South Africa, FCM Travel Solutions achieved the Level 1 BBBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) Contributor status – the highest possible rating.
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. FCTG continues to minimise energy consumption and eliminate the use of single use plastics where possible.
SDG 13 Climate action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. FCTG carbon offsets in the UK and is investigating ways to reduce its carbon footprint in Australia.
SDG 14 Life below water – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. FCTG prioritises education of our customers and our people to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources. Our family brand tour operators have commenced the removal of single use plastics from product ranges.
SDG 15 Life on land – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. FCTG supports Bush Heritage Australia in the conservation of ecologically important land.
SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.FCTG works with the UNGC, the International Institute For Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), to ensure we are creating positive change.
To see how we are progressing on our sustainability journey please refer to our Communication on Progress reports below:
Communication on Progress 2019