Outstanding Achievement Awards Program 


Project ICARUS announces 2016 NORTH AMERICA Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards


GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announces Winners for the
Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016


Awards Honor Outstanding Achievements in Furthering
Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs


Alexandria, VA (April 12, 2016) —The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the winners of the fourth annual Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards.


The awards recognize travel buyers, suppliers and intermediaries who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, products and services across North America.


“The quality of entries for our fourth annual awards in North America clearly reflect the level of importance companies place on building sustainability into business travel and meetings programs,” said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability Project ICARUS. “All the entries received were worthy of an award giving the judging panel a tough task in selecting the winners and demonstrating the strides made industry-wide in sustainability.”


The winners are:


Travel Buyer:


  • Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
  • This entry shows how, in a relatively short time, a company can build and develop a travel sustainability program which delivers significant carbon emission reductions and cost savings through effective reporting, communications, and employee engagement.


Travel Supplier


  • The Hertz Corporation
  • Hertz delivered a well-presented application, based on their ‘Living Journey’ strategy.  The work they do in negotiating bespoke contracts to support travel buyer carbon reduction goals, stands out.


Travel Intermediary

  • BCD Travel
  • The traveler risk management concept delivers an impressive level of duty of care capabilities for travel buyers. Traveler engagement helps clients fulfill their duty of care to protect employees, in line with the social aspect of sustainability.


The winners were presented with their ICARUS trophy at the GBTA Foundation Masters Summit and Gala held on April 12 at the Trump National Doral Miami, Florida.


For more information contact Icarus@gbta.org.


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