Michael Barrett: “Our objective is not only to celebrate the amazing work being done by the industry’s finest but also to inspire others to emulate these initiatives.”

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to launch a new regular feature dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility within the travel retail channel.

‘Duty Calls’ will focus on the industry’s many environmental and socially responsible initiatives around the globe, where people and the planet are the priority. “There are many praiseworthy examples within travel retail of companies investing in sustainable environmental initiatives and social causes, where their only objective is to improve the living conditions of the underprivileged and most vulnerable communities or to ensure our children’s children still have a planet that can sustain future generations,” said The Moodie Davitt Report’s newly appointed Events & Corporate Social Responsibility Director Michael Barrett.

“Our objective is not only to celebrate the amazing work being done by the industry’s finest but also to set an example and inspire others to emulate these initiatives.”

Duty Calls is just one of a series of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in The Moodie Davitt Report pipeline.  The company has been championing CSR itself for many years, investing time, human resources and money into various projects and organisations. Two of our prime causes remain the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, which is run by the charitable institute Hand in Hand for Haiti, and The Royal Marsden Charity which funds groundbreaking research for the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer worldwide.

We also organised The Moodie Multi-National Marathon, an extraordinary pan-industry initiative for several years as well as hosting fund-raising dinners for cleft charity The Smile Train, Hand in Hand for Haiti and The Royal Marsden Charity.

We are deeply committed to supporting global travel retail giant Dufry’s industry-leading championing of United Nation’s #YouNeedToKnow sustainable development awareness campaign across the retailer’s vast five-continent footprint.

Other CSR initiatives, to be announced soon, will aim to unite the industry around common causes, Barrett said. “We will celebrate its shining examples, raise funds for other special and worthwhile projects, and of course reinforce the positive impact of the travel retail industry on the environment and communities around the world,” he commented.

We look forward to bringing you more news on our plans. Watch out for the first Duty Calls feature coming soon.

FOOTNOTE: If you have CRS projects, big or small, that you would like featured in Duty Calls, please contact Michael Barrett at Michael@MoodieDavittReport.com