Flight Centre Travel Group names first global sustainability officer

Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT), the parent company of FCM Travel has appointed Michelle Degenhardt as its global sustainability officer.

She is based in FLT’s global head office in Brisbane, Australia.

In the newly-created role, Degenhardt will work closely with teams from FLT and its corporate brands across all levels to help ensure the company’s business practices are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.

Her job scope includes collaborating with FLT and its subsidiaries’ various stakeholders including senior leadership team, employees, leisure and corporate customers, suppliers and partners to further develop and oversee the execution of strategies to deliver on the organisation’s environmental, social and governance objectives.

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 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 programme.

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