Flight Centre Names Global Sustainability Officer

The Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has named Michelle Degenhardt as its global sustainability officer.

In the newly created role, Degenhardt will work closely with FLT’s people at all levels to help ensure the company’s business practices are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.

She will collaborate with FLT’s senior leadership team, employees, leisure and corporate customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to further develop and oversee the execution of strategies to deliver on the organization’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives.

Degenhardt is based in FLT’s global head office in Brisbane, Australia and will report to Brett Anderson, FLT’s global head of risk and sustainability.

FLT managing director, Graham Turner said: “Sustainability is an area that is extremely important to our company, our people and our leisure and corporate customers. While we have always had a strong commitment to operating sustainability, as evidenced by the vast array of programs and initiatives that are deeply embedded within our organizational culture, we are committed to enhancing our record in the future.”

Turner continued: “Michelle’s appointment to this newly created role underlines this commitment and follows the release of our first sustainability report earlier this year.”

Degenhardt has worked for FLT for 17 years and was formerly the company’s culture and employee engagement leader, a role that included oversight of the Flight Centre Foundation in Australia. During her career with FLT, she has also been involved in a number of sustainability-related issues and areas, including the development of the company’s Responsible Travel charter and the creation of a head office recycling and waste reduction program.

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