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Corporate Social Responsibility
Omega prides itself on being an active and positive force in the communities where we do business. We believe in corporate social responsibility and address, participate in, and respond to world and national events in the many communities we serve.
We are a certified Green Travel Management Company, offering various state-of-the-art reporting capabilities and tools that track CO2 footprints for clients. We are a nationally-recognized diversity business, and have regularly received diversity awards.
Omega is directly involved in community based projects and activities that educate our youth, fund noble causes, and sustain and grow the pool of employees needed in the fast paced and ever changing travel industry. Below are just a few of the many community centric programs Omega corporately supports:
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
American Heart Association
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
The German School of Washington’s 5K Run
North Carolina Wounded Veteran Run
Wounded Warriors Project
International Orphan Care
The German Cultural Institutes Food for the Hungry Drive
Habitat for Humanity
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
The Indus Entrepreneurs
The Dan and Gloria Bohan Foundation offers grants that support high school and college level entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and advancements in medical sciences
Junior Achievement is the country’s biggest organization helping young people gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve economic success, plan for the future, and make the best academic and economic decisions. Their programs focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. The Greater Washington service area includes 17 counties, including the District of Columbia.
Omega World Travel is a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement, with a store front in Finance Park, just down the street from our headquarters in Fairfax, VA. The JA Finance Park experience is an in-depth lesson in how to manage personal finances. Teachers first educate their students using Junior Achievement’s fourteen-lesson curriculum to give them the necessary skills to participate. Upon arrival at JA Finance Park®, students sit through an orientation and are assigned a life scenario, including their occupation, salary, credit score, family members/dependents, and financial obligations. They then use this information to calculate their monthly income, set a savings goal, and create a budget. Once that is completed, participants “go shopping” at each storefront to see what actual costs would be, then pay using a debit card or online payment.
Overall, the program lays the foundation for how one will approach financial responsibilities in the future through hands-on real life situations. The majority of the students who participate in the program agree that financial literacy prepares them for the future.
To meet our corporate and social environmental sustainability goals, Omega reaches internally and externally to expand business opportunities and to create a business model for success that includes the following attributes and activities:
Green certified travel management company
Recycles inside and outside our buildings
Encourages car-pooling and car-less commuting
Conserves energy through installation of low flush toilets, lights out as you leave policy, high efficiency lighting, Energy Star certified windows
Creates and maintains green space in and around buildings and parking areas to reduce run off in support of the Chesapeake Bay Initiative
Tracks our own internal energy usage
Offers employees opportunities to donate to social and environmental organizations corporately and individually
Maintains a Vendor Sustainability Index/Scorecard to better understand how much travel spend is going to sustainable suppliers