Carlson Wagonlit Travel shows significant progress in its Annual Responsible Business Report

In its Annual Responsible Business Report for 2017, CWT reveals that it has made significant progress in achieving its 2020 objectives. The report published at the end of June 2018 has reached the UN Global Compact Advanced Level, underlining the success of CWT’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

As well as being rated Gold by EcoVadis as reported in the last issue of this newsletter, this latest recognition shows that responsible business is deeply embedded in CWT’s corporate culture. The Annual Responsible Business Report covers CWT’s main achievements in its seven areas of our CSR program: responsible business strategy and governance, ethics & business behavior, human resources, human rights, environment, community involvement and responsible products and services.

Some key accomplishments in the area of CSR in 2017 are:

  • Sponsored by members of CWT’s Executive Leadership team, CWT launched two taskforces with a focus on cultural diversity and inclusion as well as combatting human trafficking.

  • CWT carried out a detailed review of its Code of Business Ethics and Conduct and achieved a 99% completion rate for employee training in this area.

  • CWT offset 515 tons of CO2 equivalents, which allowed us to make two global events carbon neutral and distribute 1,155 water filters to beneficiaries as part of a water treatment project in Kenya.

  • Thanks to the hard work of its employees, CWT supports more than 79 charities and partners with more than 100 initiatives in the 3E’s of Education, Emergencies, and Essential needs.

“These results show that we are on track to achieve our 2020 Responsible Business ambitions and demonstrate why this new Annual Responsible Business Report meets the UN Global Compact Advanced Level,” said Françoise Grumberg, CWT’s Vice President, Global Responsible Business. “I am proud of the commitment and passion of our people.”