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 continues to strongly commit itself to the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles, covering the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected. We provide their travelers with a consumer-grade travel experience, combining innovative technology with our vast experience. Every day we look after enough travelers to fill almost 200 Boeing 747s and around 100,000 hotel rooms, and handle 95 corporate events. We have more than 18,000 people in nearly 150 countries, and in 2016 posted a total transaction volume of US$ 23 billion.