CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform today announces it has become a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) global network. A longstanding advocate of sustainable corporate travel, this partnership will see CWT become an active contributor to the critical work GSTC delivers, towards its drive to widespread adoption of universal sustainable travel and tourism principles.
“GSTC is delighted that CWT joins the rapidly growing list of major brands that see the value in applying the GSTC Criteria and our programs as part of their commitment to enhance the sustainability of their extensive operations and supply chain,” said Randy Durband, Chief Executive Officer of GSTC.
With its broad portfolio of responsible travel products, services and measures to help customers attain their sustainability goals, most recently (in June 2022), CWT launched enhanced CO2 emission reporting to underpin responsible travel programs. This followed the launch of carbon footprint indicators in March 2022. Committed to building momentum for change in its industry for the future, CWT continues to work with pioneers such as award-winning carbon intelligence platform, Thrust Carbon, to bring further enhancements to its responsible travel consulting and portfolio.
“CWT has worked collaboratively with its customers and partners for over a decade to provide innovative sustainable corporate travel solutions and insights. We are thrilled to be part of the GSTC family, combining our efforts and influence to drive awareness and adoption of standards for sustainable travel,” said Charlie Sullivan, VP Product Management at CWT.
About the GSTC
The GSTC is a nonprofit organization created jointly by United Nations agencies and prominent conservation organizations to establish and manage global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, known as the GSTC Criteria.
The Criteria are organized around four main themes: effective sustainability planning, maximizing social and economic benefits for the local community, enhancing cultural heritage, and reducing negative impacts to the environment.
As the global authority on quality sustainable tourism standards, the GSTC engages with a worldwide network of members – from leading tour operators and international hospitality brands to government organizations and national tourism boards. Along other leading sustainability schemes, GSTC is an ISEAL Community Member.
CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience backed by our three core promises: to simplify corporate travel, to connect to unlock possibilities, and to move forward, together.
About Responsible Business at CWT
CWT is deeply committed to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) governance and innovation. For the past five consecutive years (2017-2021 inclusive) CWT has been recognized by independent CSR rating agency EcoVadis, for sitting within the top 1% of rated businesses with exemplary responsible business practices. Over the last decade, CWT’s dedicated CSR commitments have guided its approach to taking sustainable action across everything it does and delivers to its customers.