At e-Voyages Group, sustainability is our commitment which we have embedded at the core of our strategy, operations and business culture.
OUR COMMITMENTS &
As a leading tour operator, we play a significant role and want to influence the travel industry to be more sustainable by sharing our practices. It is our policy to continuously evolve and implement best practices that deliver and promote respect of humans, environment and culture in the way we plan, operate and monitor our business.
To extend our sustainability journey, we have developed five strategic sustainability goals that drive our daily activities.
& Go Green
We believe in “less is more” and have implemented strict recycle and go green policies in our offices which we highly follow and control.
Our policies regulate and control the use of ink, energy, paper and other components promoting the use of recycled materials and avoiding waste.
We promote online materials instead of paper when possible and orient our choices towards sustainable and environment respectful products.
We also ensure all our offices recycle items such as glass, paper, cardboard, hard plastics, and other recyclables.
& Employee Rights
Our team is the key enabler in performing our strategic and sustainability goals. We believe in promoting ethical awareness and behaviour, as well as mutual respect among our employees. We also request from our team to share these values with our suppliers and business partners.
As an employer, we protect our employees and maintain a work environment that reflects our values. We are being supportive and respectful ensuring the highest standards of integrity and fairness are maintained. We commit for our work environment to be free from all discrimination and harassment and we ensure all human rights are respected including the following components:
- Valuing Diversity
- Safe and Healthy Workplace
- Workplace Security
- Work Hours, Wages and Benefits
- Guidance and Reporting for Employees
Choosing Our Suppliers
Our business can only be sustainable if the products and services we choose to purchase from our suppliers relate our values and policies.
By choosing to do business with our suppliers we are implicitly supporting their business ethic and practices. Our strategy involves a combination of policies, service level agreements and targets to define our expectations relating to the environmental, social and ethical performance of our suppliers.
We communicate our values and expectations to our suppliers and emphasise the importance of responsible workplace practices that respect human rights.
Our company reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that cannot demonstrate that they are meeting our expectations and/or respecting our values, policies and ethics.
We believe that demonstrating transparency and building trust, by keeping our clients informed of our progress on our sustainability journey, is the key to keep us on track towards achieving our strategic sustainability goals.
To make sure we progress towards a more sustainable future, we will be transparent about the various aspects of our sustainability development.
We will share our recent activities and disclose fully our sustainability performance results.
This will also help us to obtain feedback on areas which we can improve.
Be an Influential Leader
We play an active role in organisations and networks that we participate in.
We therefore strive to challenge and lead the debate in how organisations should be operating in a sustainable manner.
E-VOYAGES GROUP IS A PROUD MEMBER OF
THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative with over 8,000 business and non-business participants in 135 countries.
As a member, E-Voyages Group has committed to:
Set in motion changes to our business operations so that the UN Global Compact and their Ten Principles become part of our strategy, culture and day-to-day operations, including in subsidiaries and the supply chain;
Advocate the UN Global Compact and their Ten Principles via available communications channels; and communicate annually with our stakeholders on efforts to implement the UN Global Compact principles, and post this Communication on Progress (COP) on the UN Global Compact website.
THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another.
By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are derived from: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Copyright, UN Global Compact, 2017