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.
Our philosophy of sponsorship
International partners and sponsorships
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 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.
More info about MyClimate 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.
Over three 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.