Charity and Community Support
Helping others and giving back reflect our company values and are integral to our sustainability program.
We support our employees in their own efforts to support local community charities through companywide charitable initiatives like Making a Difference and our partnership with organizations to end child trafficking and exploitation.
Our commitment to these causes in more than 100 countries continues to make a difference in the lives of others in the communities in which we work and live.
Making a difference – community projects across the world
The John and Marine van Vlissingen BCD Family Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people around the world, with an emphasis on helping children.
Together with our shareholders, John and Marine van Vlissingen, we support 44 charitable projects worldwide through the Making a Difference program . From mentoring programs for underprivileged children, to helping children with life-threatening illnesses and supporting orphanages and school projects, employees around the globe take part in fundraising activities to support these small, targeted projects which directly benefit children in our communities.
Projects also receive funding from the John and Marine van Vlissingen BCD Family Foundation.
Projects in U.S.
Memphis: Hope House
Atlanta: Atlanta Children Shelter
Chicago: Cradles to Crayons (M&E),
Chicago Student Run
Raleigh: NC Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (M&E)
Camden Street Learning Garden, Me Fine (M&E)
Dallas: CASA Parade of Playhouses
Kansas: Synergy Services
New Jersey: CASA Pop Up Shop
South Carolina: Food trucks,
Flicks and FUN-draising
U.S.: Project Citizen –
Projects in LATAM
Argentina: Tu Amigo Invisible en el Chaco
Brazil: Núcleo São Jeronimo
Costa Rica: Simirinak, Proyecto Daniel
Ecuador: Fundacion Ceipar, Albergue
Guatemala: Hogar Madre Anna
Vitiello, Hogar Marina Guirola
Mexico: Aldeas Infantiles
Venezuela: Rural Musical
Projects in EMEA
Belgium: Bednet, Take-off
Denmark: Kuul, Julehjaelpen
Finland: Project Liv
Germany: Weraheim Babyklappe
Stuttgart, Balu and Du, MainLichtblick e.V.
Luxembourg: Autismus Verein Trier e.V.
Netherlands: Stichting Lotje (M&E), Free School
Under the Bridge
Poland: Children’s Home Association
of Janusz Korczak (M&E)
Sweden: Min Stora Dag (M&E)
Switzerland: Mathilde Escher Stiftung
UK: Big tiny steps, A smile for a child
Uganda: Elgeyo Marakwet
Projects in APAC
BCD Travel Singapore: Pertapis Children’s Home
BCD Travel Hong Kong: Chi Heng Foundation
The Potter’s Village
The Global Human Trafficking Committee represent BCD in partnering with leading anti-modern slavery partners including A21, Anti-Slavery International and ECPAT. Our mission is to create internal and external awareness of human trafficking by educating on the vulnerabilities, such as low self-esteem or homelessness, signs to look for and where to report if human trafficking is suspected.
We have launched our BCD Global Human Trafficking Committee intranet hub – a key step in our education and awareness plan. The hub addresses why we participate, any current news, tools available to clients and employees, our key partnerships and how employees can support our efforts.
Over the years our partnerships with ECPAT, A21 and Anti-Slavery International have gone from strength to strength.
As a global business travel company with frequent travelers and BCD teams all over the world, we are able to uniquely support these organizations in increasing education and taking action. Our annual progress report to The Code underlines this commitment.
Global Program Management
- We have partnered with ECPAT and A21 to deliver training globally, further increasing awareness of the issue. 99% of global employees have either completed or are in progress with the training
- We have rebranded our project with an update on both internal and external marketing materials to ensure they remain impactful
- We have continued our support of key events including Human Trafficking Awareness Day, National Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the U.S., the End It Movement with ECPAT and A21’s Walk to Freedom
We’re proud of our partnerships
Our relationships with our partners are essential to our work to help combat modern-day slavery. We invite our employees, clients and suppliers to find out more about what they can do too.
ECPAT is the leading international organization seeking to end children’s commercial sexual exploitation through awareness, advocacy, policy and legislation.
A21 combats modern-day slavery by working to Reach, Rescue and Restore lives—reducing vulnerability, assisting victims and empowering survivors. The organization works in 18 different locations in 13 countries across the globe.
Anti-Slavery International was founded in 1839 and is the oldest international human rights organization in the world.
2022 Sustainability Update
Our 2022 Sustainability Update summarizes activities, achievements and progress against our key performance indicators covering the calendar year 2021.
or download full 2021 Sustainability Report.