UN Global Compact Communication on Progress


BCD Travel has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2008, and continues to support the 10 principles on human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption across our sphere of influence.

This report outlines our most recent disclosures on our policies and performance on critical global issues. BCD Travel remains committed to making progress in each of these areas for the benefit of our employees, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and wider society. We welcome the opportunity to join other like-minded companies in  supporting the UN’s principles for sustainable development.

Principles of the Global Compact

Human rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Our supporting policies:

1+2: Sustainability Principles, Supplier Code of Conduct, Modern Slavery Act, The Code, Code of Conduct, Equal Employment, Opportunity Policy, Global Harassment Policy


Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4: Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor;

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Our supporting policies:

3: HR guidelines and employee handbooks, Collective wage agreements, Local Works Councils, European Works Council, Supplier Code of Conduct

4: Sustainability Principles, Supplier Code of Conduct

5: Supplier Code of Conduct, The Code, UK Modern Slavery Act policy

6: HR guidelines and employee handbooks, Sustainability Principles, Equal Employment Opportunity statement, Recruitment policy, Supplier Code of Conduct


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Our supporting policies:

7: Sustainability Principles, Environmental Health and Safety policy, Supplier Code of Conduct

8: Environment, Health & Safety policy

9: Environment, Health & Safety policy, Green ICT Action Plan


Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Our supporting policies:

10: Code of Conduct, Non-compliance, Reporting Policy, SpeakUp system, Supplier Code of Conduct