Our mission, vision and values
Our vision is the future we want to achieve. Our mission is what we do every day to bring that vision to life.
Helping people and companies
travel smart and achieve more.
Be the world’s most trusted and innovative
travel management company.
Solve it together
Collaboration connects us. There’s no problem so tough that we can’t tackle it together. Working as a team, we harness the wisdom (and energy!) of the crowd.
Act with purpose
We embrace change and foster innovation. Our creativity and drive are positively contagious – and they get results.
Do what’s right
We operate openly and foster transparency. Our team members, clients and communities always know where we stand.
Give your best
Passion powers us. We believe the only way to do great work is to love what you do. We’re inspired by the people and places around us.
Feed the future
When we give others the tools, skills and opportunities to succeed, they flourish. When we give ourselves the same, we’re unstoppable.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
Recent events have raised concerns about inequality and injustice to a fever pitch across the U.S. and around the world. Within BCD, our global executive team felt strongly that our employees deserved to hear from them about our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The below message was sent to employees worldwide; since then, many employees have expressed their strong support for the message and asked us to make it more widely available.
A message from our Global Executive Team
As a travel company, we exist to bring people together. When people come together, they create opportunities for shared experience, dialogue and growth.
Ongoing social injustices and civil protests around the world have highlighted the stark inequalities that prevent some people from being empowered participants in these opportunities. At the same time, they’ve inspired thousands of people to join together in peaceful demonstration.
As a company, we’ve traditionally stayed out of public debate on social issues; our focus has been on the work of providing a safe, respectful and inclusive work environment for all our people. However, in the current atmosphere of heightened awareness and involvement, we believe it’s important to add our voices to the discussion and share our perspective with you.
We can’t all personally understand the experiences of those who are affected by social injustice—but we can all have the empathy to understand that these inequalities should not be tolerated. We wholeheartedly support all those who press for justice, and we are saddened by those few whose violent and destructive actions distract from the importance of the issues at hand. And we stand with the individual members of our BCD family around the world who have been directly or indirectly affected—not just by recent events, but by further-reaching legacies of inequality.
BCD’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is longstanding. But we recognize that we must always strive to do better by our people and our communities, and that our work in this area can never be “done.” Earlier this year, we embarked on updating our diversity and inclusion charter. As part of that discussion, we’re challenging ourselves to further listen and strengthen our approach to a diverse and inclusive workplace. From offering our people additional training and resources to re-evaluating the impact of our initiatives, we’re committed to moving forward in the spirit of humanity and humility.
Our commitment is rooted in our core values. In tackling tough challenges as a team (Solve it together), driving change (Act with purpose), advocating for justice (Do what’s right), making things happen (Give your best) and empowering ourselves and others (Feed the future), we move toward a better tomorrow.
This message is a departure from [President and CEO John Snyder]’s previous weekly messages on how we’re responding to COVID-19. But we truly believe the events of the past week and the pandemic are linked not just in chronological proximity but in what they represent: Both reveal an infection we have yet to overcome. We all have a role to play in fighting the infection. And it’s only by embracing that role that we—and our communities—will flourish.
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 14,900 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate, with 2019 sales of US$27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
About BCD Group
BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately-owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management and its subsidiary BCD Meetings & Events, global meetings and events agency), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 15,900 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$30 billion in 2019, including US$10.9 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.