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CWT takes travel management industry lead in responsible business

EcoVadis has credited Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) with recognition for its responsible business practices. Of the businesses EcoVadis rates worldwide, CWT is responsible business leader in the travel management industry and among the top 11 per cent of all companies, moving up this year to a silver rating.

CWT was assessed through 21 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) criteria in the areas of environment, ethics and social and sustainable purchasing performance. CWT scored high across the board, with an exceptionally strong performance in fair business practices.

Douglas Anderson, president & CEO, CWT, commented, “We are delighted with our EcoVadis rating, a reflection of the strong commitment we have to responsible business at CWT. Responsible business is firmly embedded in our core values, and an important component of the value we add for our clients, today and into the future.”

Françoise Grumberg, CWT’s vice president, Global Responsible Business, continued, “Over the past year, thanks to a robust global governance, we have put in place a number of initiatives that have helped us continue to improve our rating. Moving forward, we aim to further improve our rating to achieve even higher EcoVadis recognition.”

David McClintock, EcoVadis’ marketing director said, "We are pleased to see CWT take their sustainability effort beyond basic compliance to embracing a performance mindset. They have seen steady progress in score improvement over the past assessments. Also, their sub-scores across each of our four themes (environment, fair labour practices, fair business practices, and supply chain) are all on the higher end of industry benchmarks which is a great sign. We congratulate them on their silver rating and look forward to their continued success”.

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