WorldStrides believes in a shared duty to be socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible.

The objective of Corporate Social Responsibility at WorldStrides is to generate a positive impact for all stakeholders, from participants to employees to business partners and beyond.

CSR Focus Areas

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ensure employees and participants feel supported and celebrated

Environmental Sustainability

Reduce environmental impacts in our offices and on tour

Health &
Wellness

Invest in the well-being of our participants and employees

Community Engagement

Increase philanthropic impact with strategic community partners

 

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Responsible Business Principles

WorldStrides bases commercial relations with vendors and business partners on Responsible Business Principles to promote ethics and good governance. We aim to create and nurture mutually beneficial relationships while staying true to our company values. Our goal is to set a positive example within our industry by encouraging other organizations to embrace these principles and to share their own
best practices.

Maintain transparent business partnershipsWhen a decision is made choosing between possible vendors, WorldStrides first informs its business partners about the rules and criteria. Selection will be objective and consistent with these criteria.
Avoid creating economic dependence with business partnersWorldStrides will be attentive to the proportion of sales generated by its business partners and their customer diversification to avoid creating unintentional economic dependence.
Refuse gratuities and excessive gifts from business partnersWorldStrides will not grant or accept any acts of kindness, gratuities, or gifts with excessive value from its business partners.
Practice anti·corruption in all business transactionsWorldStrides does not make payments to members of the government or any other public official to obtain favorable decisions or undue advantages when obtaining any contract. WorldStrides also pays attention to our financial transactions to detect possible money laundering by bad actors.
Avoid conflicts of interest between employees and the companyWe expect our employees to ensure that their activities and interests, including those of any family member or affiliated organization, do not conflict with WorldStrides’ best interests.
Maintain confidentiality of information and communication with business partnersWorldStrides ensures that no confidential information about its business partners is revealed, transmitted, or used outside its business relationship with them. After relations have been terminated, confidential information continues to be confidential in accordance with any applicable agreements and legislation.
Respect intellectual property rights of partnersWorldStrides respects the intellectual property rights enjoyed by its business partners. Unless there is an associated agreement, Worldstrides will not use their name, trademarks, or protected designs, and will prevent any illegal use of their software and their protected artistic or literary works.

2019-2020 CSR Milestones

  • WorldStrides CSR Strategy approved by Board of Directors.
  • Formed CSR Steering Committee to support implementation of initiatives
  • Launched Charitable Giving nominations by employees for youth-serving community organizations
  • Launched Employee Matching initiative to amplify personal donations by employees to youth-serving community organizations
  • Launched Volunteer Time Off benefit for employees to give back to their communities
  • Developed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy and formed DEI Council
  • Expanded Social and Environmental Reporting scope to cover +60% of WorldStrides’ employee footprint globally
  • Formalized Responsible Business Principles
  • Recommend Office Sustainability Improvements across WorldStrides partners