GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announces Winners for the Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2015

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

Alexandria, VA (May 12, 2015) —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 third 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 third annual awards in North America exceeded our expectations, clearly reflecting 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 Supplier: Enterprise Holdings
• Enterprise Holdings demonstrated a clear strategy with their 20/20 vision program, continued renewal of their carbon friendly fleet and customer programs such as rideshare and car share. In addition, they have a carbon offsetting program alongside investment of more than $35 million in renewables research.

Travel Buyer: Barclays PLC North America
• Barclays PLC submitted a comprehensive, well thought through application, with clear CO2 metrics, targets, reductions, defined processes and stakeholder engagement programs. The global advisory board was particularly impressed with their approach to supply chain management.

The winners were presented with their ICARUS trophy at the GBTA Foundation Annual Gala Dinner held yesterday at the New York Hilton Midtown.

For more information visit the Project ICARUS website or contact Bernard Harrop at [email protected]

About Project ICARUS
Project ICARUS, a GBTA Foundation Initiative, is the most widely recognized and respected Corporate Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility program within the global business travel and meeting industry. This is a project led by and targeted primarily at national and international travel buyers/managers and their suppliers/intermediaries, who wish to integrate sustainability into the way they manage, run and supply travel and meetings programs.

CONTACTO: Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected]
Gayle Kansagor, +1 202-295-8775, [email protected]

Acerca de la Fundación GBTA
La Fundación GBTA es la fundación de educación e investigación de la Asociación Global de Viajes de Negocios (GBTA), la principal organización comercial de viajes y reuniones de negocios del mundo con sede en el área de Washington, DC y operaciones en seis continentes. Colectivamente, los más de 9000 miembros de GBTA administran anualmente más de $345 mil millones de viajes de negocios globales y gastos de reuniones. GBTA proporciona a su creciente red de más de 28 000 profesionales de viajes y 125 000 contactos activos educación, eventos, investigación, defensa y medios de comunicación de primer nivel. La Fundación se estableció en 1997 para apoyar a los miembros de GBTA ya la industria en general. Como fundación líder en educación e investigación en la industria de viajes de negocios, la Fundación GBTA busca financiar iniciativas para promover la profesión de viajes de negocios. La Fundación GBTA es una organización sin fines de lucro 501(c)(3). Para obtener más información, consulte y