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CWT Takes Industry Lead in Responsible Business

AMSTERDAM | 12 MARCH, 2015

EcoVadis has credited Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) with recognition for its responsible business practices. Of the businesses EcoVadis rates worldwide, CWT is responsible business leader in the travel management industry and among the top 11 percent of all companies, moving up this year to a stronger silver rating.

CWT was assessed through 21 CSR criteria in the areas of environment, ethics, social and sustainable purchasing performance and scored high across the board, with an exceptionally strong performance in fair business practices.

Douglas Anderson, president & CEO, CWT, commented, “We are delighted with our EcoVadis rating, a reflection of the strong commitment we have to responsible business at CWT. Responsible business is firmly embedded in our core values, and an important component of the value we add for our clients, today and into the future.”

Françoise Grumberg, CWT’s vice president, Global Responsible Business, continued, “Over the past year, thanks to a robust global governance, we have put in place a number of initiatives that have helped us continue to improve our rating. Moving forward, we aim to further improve our rating to achieve even higher EcoVadis recognition.”

David McClintock, EcoVadis’ marketing director said, "We are pleased to see CWT take their sustainability effort beyond basic compliance to embracing a performance mindset. They have seen steady progress in score improvement over the past assessments. Also, their sub-scores across each of our four themes (environment, fair labor practices, fair business practices, and supply chain) are all on the higher end of industry benchmarks which is a great sign. We congratulate them on their silver rating and look forward to their continued success”.

About CWT
CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. In 2014, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$27.3 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at www.carlsonwagonlit.com. Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit.

About EcoVadis
EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of their global suppliers. EcoVadis combines technology and expertise to deliver simple and reliable supplier sustainability scorecards, covering 150 purchasing categories, 21 CSR indicators and 120 countries. With ratings are compatible with GRI/G4 and ISO 26 000 Guidelines, the EcoVadis platform helps businesses reduce risks and drive performance and innovation in their supply chains. For more information: http://www.ecovadis.com/.

Media Contacts
Carrie-Ann Cooper or Chloe Couchman
CWT Global
+ 44 (0)20 3353 1110/1497 (office)
+44 (0)7784 458 884/ +44 (0)7767 418 834 (mobile)
ccooper@carlsonwagonlit.com / ccouchman@carlsonwagonlit.com