Carlson Wagonlit Travel awarded Gold level CSR rating by EcoVadis
Carlson Wagonlit Travel recognized in the top 1% of all companies in all industries worldwide for its responsible business practices.
April 24, 2017
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announced that it has been rated among the top 1% of all companies for its responsible business practices by EcoVadis, the environmental and social performance rating agency. CWT was awarded the Gold Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating up from the previous Silver rating.
“This is a tremendous honor to receive in recognition of our commitment to CSR,” said Kurt Ekert, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. “Responsible business is a fundamental element of our overall business practice and something we live and breathe, every day. This is a direct result of CWT’s culture and core values: integrity, caring, leadership and passion. In whatever decision we make, we consider the impact on the environment in which we operate.”
EcoVadis, who evaluates over 25,000 suppliers every year, uses a methodology that rates companies according to 21 CSR criteria, grouped under four themes: Environment, Labor, Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. CWT’s performance in each of these four themes was evaluated looking at policies, actions and results.
"It is testament to the hard work, dedication and engagement of our colleagues at every level of our business, across nearly 150 countries, that we have been recognized amongst the global leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility,” said Françoise Grumberg, CWT’s vice president, Global Responsible Business.
About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people moving. CWT is the global leader in business travel and meetings & events – serving clients in nearly 150 countries. Blending technology with the expertise of over 18,000 people, we help our clients get the best possible value from their travel programs, while providing travelers with best-in-class service. In 2016, we posted a total transaction volume of US$ 23 billion.
EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. EcoVadis’ easy-to-use CSR scorecards help companies to monitor suppliers’ environmental, ethical, and social practices across 150 purchasing categories and 110 countries. Over 150 industry leaders such as Nestlé, GSK, Heineken, Michelin, Johnson & Johnson, Schneider Electric, l’Oréal, BASF, and Subway, and over 30,000 of their trading partners use EcoVadis to reduce risk and drive sustainability and innovation.