By Gary Thomas
The education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the GBTA Foundation has applauded the winners of the Project ICARUS Gold Medal award. The winners are PwC, Enterprise Holdings, Sabre Holdings, Symantec and IHG.
Under the project, gold medals are awarded to travel suppliers and buyers actively incorporating sustainability measures into their travel programs. The Project ICARUS Gold Medal program felicitates entities that implement actions to drive greater sustainability in the travel career. Project ICARUS is the first-of-its-kind global travel management sustainability body comprising representatives of institutes, suppliers, buyers and subject matter experts from North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, and Asia to provide guidance, leadership and expertise on sustainability issues.
Companies acknowledged as ‘committed’ companies included Carlson Wagonlit, Microsoft, Portman Travel, Barclays, United Airlines, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, The Carbon Accounting Company, and Dominion. These companies have also dedicated to the launch of long-term sustainable practices to encourage the purchase of products and services of business travel and meetings and to win a Project ICARUS Gold Medal.
Head of Sustainability Project ICARUS, Bernard Harrop stated that companies across the world are integrating sustainability into their business travel programs and the project is happy to felicitate these change-agents who are actively driving and enhancing best measures on this important business travel problem.