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 by national 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. 

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