CWT has joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

Minneapolis, 13 September 2022CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform today announces it has become a member of the GSTC global network. CWT is one of the world’s leading corporate travel, meetings, and events management companies. With a 150-year heritage, it is relied upon by governments, military, and companies of all sizes across the world to keep their people connected through innovative technology and efficient, safe and secure travel experiences.

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 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.

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.

GSTC Welcomes CWT

“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.

GSTC for Corporate and Business Travel Stakeholders

Using the GSTC Criteria as a reference point allows corporates and organizations interested in sustainable business travel to improve their commercial performance and enhance their reputation by adopting sustainable working policies and practices.

With the growing interest, GSTC has designated a page for Corporate and Business Travel and began offering Sustainable Business Travel courses. The 4-week online GSTC Sustainable Business Travel course uses the four pillars of sustainable management to look at how to create a new model for business travel that harnesses the real value of a pro-active and successful business travel program, respects the new needs of travel and creates a responsible, sustainable company. In other words, a balanced approach to sustainable business travel.

Registration is open for the upcoming course from September 22 – October 21, 2022, which includes live sessions convenient for those in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Africa. More courses are scheduled for 2022.

About the GSTC

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC) establishes and manages global standards for sustainable 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.

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About CWT

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.