Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s new CEO confirms his strong commitment to Responsible Business in the company’s fourth annual sustainability report
28 JUNE, 2016
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a confirmed responsible business leader in the travel industry, today released its fourth annual Responsible Business Report. The report shows how CWT is leading as an ethical and socially responsible company. It also highlights unique and personal stories from employees around the world, showing how they are bringing responsible business to life inside the company.
Kurt Ekert, CWT's recently appointed President and CEO, commented, "When I joined the company in April, it immediately became clear that Responsible Business is an integral part of the CWT culture and the way we do business. I’m excited about the journey ahead that will see us further reinforce our position as the Responsible Business leader within the travel industry.”
EcoVadis, the independent consultancy that assesses organizations' environmental, social and ethical performance, has recognized CWT’s responsible businesses practices with a 2016 silver rating and top marks in all EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) pillars.
"At CWT, Responsible Business is about leading by example. We therefore have a clearly-defined strategic approach and governance model that is underpinned by our long-term commitments and the objectives we aim to achieve by 2020" – Françoise Grumberg, Vice President Global Responsible Business.
CWT made significant and steady progress in all seven of its Responsible Business domains in 2015. Key accomplishments include reinforcement of our environmental reporting worldwide, continuous and systematic training on our ethics policy, implementation of a global responsible purchasing program and launch of the employee-focused Living Responsible Business program.
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 2015, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$24.2 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles.