|November 17, 2014|
GBTA Europe, Project ICARUS Announce European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2014
|The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS recently announced the winners of the second European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards at GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin.|
The awards recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries and teams who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best-in-class sustainability programs, products and services across Europe.
"The quality of entries exceeded our expectation, once again, and clearly demonstrates that companies across Europe are seeing sustainable business travel and meetings programs as a sure way to optimize travel costs, and generate a significant return on investment," said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability for Project ICARUS.
The winners in each category are:
Travel Supplier, Intermediaries
Scania, Global Meeting and Travel Coordination Team
The winners were presented with their Project ICARUS bronze trophy at the GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin held on 12-14 November at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin.
Project ICARUS, a GBTA Foundation initiative, was started in 2006 by the Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) in the UK and has since grown to be 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.
Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA's 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.