Aware of CSR issues, the agency integrates environmental and societal concerns into its services and supports you in your choice of service providers, activities and means of transport to minimize the impact of your trips and events and thus make a positive contribution.
So if we want to continue discovering the world, let’s travel better, let’s travel more responsibly.
The agency offers an innovative solution with a CSR dimension that enables you to make a concrete commitment to a responsible approach by supporting the association of your choice, in order to defend a cause that makes sense for you and your company (environment – social – health).
The agency makes a commitment to Captain Cause by offering a pre-financed “gift donation” for each event organized. This donation, whose value depends on the number of participants, enables you to support, free of charge, one of the 6 associations selected by the agency, and to really engage your communities with meaning.
Created in 2022 by Frédéric Mazzella, founder of BlablaCar among other companies, the Captain Cause platform offers a truly participative and unifying experience of giving, thanks to solidarity donations.
The selection criteria for associations are:
- French associations
- Recognized as being of general interest or public utility
- Acting in the ecological, social and health fields
- Free from political or religious bias
Associations chosen by VIAVERA
- L’ENVOL: is the only association to offer specially designed stays for sick and disabled children free of charge
- Konexio: Autonomy and solidarity through learning digital skills and labor market codes.
International solidarity / women’s rights
- Impulso: Lifting Latin American women out of poverty and empowering them through entrepreneurship
Solidarity / Food / Youth
- Cop1 Solidarités Etudiantes: Filling the fridges of underprivileged students! Respond to the considerable increase in student poverty in France by distributing food, clothing and social, sporting and cultural support.
Offset your trip’s CO2 emissions with our carbon footprint calculator, and help compensate by planting trees with Treedom.
The calculators you can use with Treedom are designed to make your aware of your impact on the environment and encourage you to minimise your carbon footprint. You need to understand that tree-planting does not directly absorb your carbon emissions. By helping to restore and develop carbon sinks for tomorrow (along with other benefits), it supplements the other efforts required to reduce emissions.
Selecting service providers according to their CSR policies
When possible and according to brief/project fit
Hotels, caterers, restaurants, activity providers… many are integrating CSR issues into their business. Whenever possible, depending on the location, destination and local choices, we can help you with your selection.
Caterers and restaurants favoring short circuits, having a consistent choice of raw materials according to the season, integrating recycling and/or anti-waste …
Hotels minimizing their environmental impact by choosing eco-labeled suppliers, responsible materials and local manufacturing methods, water, energy and waste management, etc… In 2023, against a backdrop of global warming, post-pandemic awareness and the energy crisis, the hotel industry’s commitment to CSR is a criterion of choice for consumers.
And, of course, a selection of means of transport and activities to suit your expectations…
Making travel meaningful: the chance to contribute to solidarity initiatives in the countries visited
depending on the brief/project
Taking part in local projects with associations or partners we trust.
Making a financial contribution or giving a few hours of your time to share in a show of solidarity with local populations.
Project to be studied depending on the destination concerned: e.g. building classrooms in remote areas, irrigation for vegetable plots, donations for agriculture material (West Africa), helping a Sami family with their work on a reindeer farm (Swedish Lapland), building playgrounds for children, community kitchen (South Africa), etc.
Poignant encounters, an authentic view of local life, a wonderful chance to share experiences and emotions … you will come home somewhat changed from a journey like this.
Learning Expedition with an eco-responsible, sustainable theme
Learning Expeditions (which have their own section on our website) are a way of discovering other corporate cultures and are a real source of inspiration and creativity for everyone involved.
They are an opportunity to see a new sector, meet leading companies, see the best innovations of the moment, or learn about new managerial practices or a different organisation.
Why not discover and meet innovative businesses or the leaders in the fields of sustainable development or responsible consumption?
Without travelling too far and making the most of a stunning natural setting, find out how Switzerland has become a key player in sustainable development with 600 hydropower stations, Geneva listed as a ‘green city’ with its significant energy innovations such as the Genilac project (using the lake to cool and heat buildings), Carouge and its ‘zero waste’ target, and much more!
And travel a little bit further with inspiring visits to one of the leading Cleantech countries to meet companies and start-ups involved in the ecological transition. Discover Israel, a start-up nation and one of the world leaders for innovation and science,ranked second on the list of Science Capitals of the World.
And any other project tailored to your brief and your expectations