Flight Centre Travel Group within the ASX's top 10 companies for workplace giving!

Media Releases 07 Jul 2016

Ten ASX companies have been recognised for their charitable giving with up to 65 per cent of employees at some companies donating to charity on a regular basis.

The most recent national data from 2014 shows 156,000 Australians were giving money to charities through workplace initiatives that deduct pre-tax donations from pay packets.

The top workplace givers who registered with the online campaign this year include JB Hi-Fi, SEEK, Collins Foods Group, Flight Centre, BHP Billiton and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Flight Centre Foundation general manager Anita Russell said 30.5 per cent of her company's 10,000 employees were involved in workplace giving.

"We have always been a company that gives but have done it in an ad hoc way," she said.

Around $1 million from employees and benefactors will flow through the Flight Centre Foundation to charities. Workplace giving accounts for around $800,000 of the donations which are matched dollar for dollar by the company.

"The buck starts with our guys," Ms Russell said. "Every dollar they donate through workplace giving is matched dollar for dollar by the company."

Flight Centre has six charity partners including cancer support for children, Redkite, Youngcare, Bush Heritage Australia, Foodbank, Cambodian Children's Trust and KCF.

"All of our partners have been chosen with input from our people," Ms Russell said.

"Workplace giving is a no-brainer. It is a win for people because it is so easy and they know they are having an impact. It is good for the company and it is a win for our charity partners because they have [a consistent flow of money]."

As the flagship corporate travel business of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), FCM Travel Solutions draws on the resources, expertise and negotiating strength of one of the world’s leading travel business.