Amex GBT Commits To UN & GBTA Social Responsibility Initiatives
American Express Global Business Travel has announced two initiatives in the
area of corporate social responsibility. The organization has committed to the
United Nations Global Compact and the Global Business Travel Association
(GBTA)’s Project ICARUS.
Amex Global Business Travel says participation in these initiatives will
help guide its corporate social responsibility activities across its business.
The UN Global Compact encourages companies
to support UN goals by aligning their strategies and daily operations with
universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and
anti-corruption.The company says
it will support and advocate the UN Global Compact’s 10 guiding principles as
part of its company strategy, culture and day-to-day operations worldwide. Amex
will detail its efforts to implement the principles by submitting an annual
Communication on Progress (COP) within one year of joining, and annually
thereafter. Progress will also be highlighted in their 2nd annual
CSR report to be published in 2016.
The GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS is a
corporate sustainability/social responsibility program operating in the
business travel and meetings & events industry. Led bynational and international travel
buyers, managers and their suppliers, the project helps companies integrate
sustainability in managing, running and supplying travel and meetings programs.
“We are excited to work with the UN Global Compact and GBTA’s Project
ICARUS as we extend our commitment to generating greater sustainability across
the travel industry,” said JoAnne Kruse, Chief Human Resources Officer,
American Express Global Business Travel.