With spring arriving in the Northern hemisphere we are all hoping for the speedy recovery of our industry. Observing the growing vegetation outside also reminds us that we all have a responsibility for the world we live in, our society and the generations to come. At Travel in Motion GmbH, we take this responsibility very seriously, which is why we have our two ongoing sustainability initiatives that we are proud to support.
Firstly, we offset all carbon emissions caused by our air travel. In 2020 we did so by offsetting more than 13 tons of carbon emissions. While it was not the biggest annual amount we have offset in the past, this is the unfortunate result of being unable to meet up with friends, colleagues and customers due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our carbon offset contributions went to a reforestation project in Nicaragua as well as something closer to home – the renaturation of Swiss alpine moorlands.
But our corporate social responsibility does not stop with carbon compensation. For many years, we have committed ourselves to donating 1% of our revenue each quarter to charity. In 2018 we launched our “1% For The Future” programme, which enables us to support charitable organisations around the globe. One such organisation is “We Care 4“, a Swiss NGO which helps Kenyan families in need by financing their children’s education. To help us, and hopefully you, gain an understanding of how we can help, we interviewed the Co-Founder and President of the organisation, Natalie Hungerbühler. We will be publishing this interview in a few weeks, and hope you take the time to listen to what Natalie has to say. But one thing we can already say about this is that it was a great experience, and we were really touched to see how our contributions support some of the poorest families on our planet. To our customers of the past few years, we’d like to say a big thank you, because our contribution is also your contribution. Supporting these projects is only possible because you give us the trust in doing business with us.