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Offsetting our carbon emissions

We established Upgrade Pack to help people create unforgettable experiences by travelling in luxury for less, but we also realise the importance of protecting our planet for current and future generations.

That’s why we offset our annual carbon emissions through Ecosphere. We chose Ecosphere because they offer us the transparency to see the real impact of our emissions offsetting investment through their forest conservation projects.

More than just planting trees, we also wanted to focus on protecting forest environments.

Aviation and hotel sustainability

Pushing for a greener industry today to preserve the future of world travel.

We believe that sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is fundamental to the future of air travel, so we joined the Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) which campaigns to bring aviation’s impact on people and the environment to be brought within sustainable limits.

Additionally, we’re members of The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) who help determine the global baseline standards for sustainable travel and tourism; as well as acting as the international accreditation body for sustainable tourism certification.

Celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion

Most technology companies feature two or three founders; each one male, straight, and white.

We're different. We’re proud to have built a culture that celebrates individuality and flexibility at work, starting with our co-founders Craig (a man married to a man) and Urchana (a British Indian woman).

Why does this matter? Well, of course, it shouldn't. But all-too-often in the tech sector, it does.

Did you know that for every pound of VC investment in the UK, female founders receive less than £0.01*?

And how many openly gay CEOs can you name in the FTSE 250 / Fortune 500?

*British Business Bank

The fact that Craig and Urchana started Upgrade Pack 'against the curve' shapes everything we do at Upgrade Pack.

We exist to provide an inclusive environment, hire the best people, and support them to deliver their career's best work. Regardless of where they're from, who they love, or their gender. What’s important to us:

Gender balance at all levels, including management
Love is love; an inclusive and safe environment for LGBTQ+
A genuine work-life balance commitment from our founders
Flexible working arrangements

The industry

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5%
of tech industry leadership positions held by women
50%
of leadership positions held by women
22%
of directors in the tech industry are women
57%
of directors are women
9%
of tech leaders are from a minority background
50%
of leaders are from a minority background
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