Tags: responsible business
Costing the Earth: The lifestyle changes our followers are willing to make for sustainability
We have had better times than the past 18 months. But there has perhaps been one silver lining. A ban on non-essential travel and lockdowns enabled us to witness - for the first time ever - what happens to our environment when normal life grinds to a halt.
Can creativity boost inclusion?
An inclusive and diverse culture gives companies a competitive edge, boosting innovation and productivity.
But as companies around the world continue to focus on pressing needs, many diversity and inclusion efforts have been put on the back burner.
In the wider world, the pandemic has called on us to do our part by physically disconnecting from others – to socially distance, close borders,
Five ways to prepare for the return of meetings and events
A version of this article was published in The Business Travel Magazine and has been republished with permission.
With vaccination efforts underway around the world, governments are looking to ease Covid restrictions and corporate meeting planners are gradually preparing themselves for a return to in-person meetings and events.
The past 12 months have been dominated by meetings in the di
Laptop of Luxury: Why we all need to play a part in closing the digital divide
“I do not fear computers,” said the writer Isaac Asimov in the early 1980s, “I fear the lack of them.” Asimov predicted that education would be forever changed by technology, and it would be an integral part of teaching and learning. He was right.
Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold
What images does the word “slavery” conjure up in your mind? People in iron collars shipped on huge wooden galleons, forced to work the fields under the whip of the master? Perhaps you think that slavery is a concept abolished in the 1800’s?
Human Trafficking – Not on my watch.
Since 2013, World Day against Trafficking in Persons has been held every 30 July. A UN resolution designated this date to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Human Trafficking is an issue that exploits people of all ages – children included – for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex.
Empowered to Care – creating opportunities for deeper employee involvement
Last October, we spoke of the values established more than 80 years ago that continue to guide us as corporate citizens tightly woven into the well-being of our communities.
Together We Stand – Joint efforts against human trafficking
Human-trafficking is a hideous practice that we, at CWT, battle every day by organizing different actions throughout the year to embed it firmly in our Responsible Business strategy. As covered in a previous blog post, there are different ways companies and organizations can fight it, two of them are helping those already in the battlefield and increasing employees’ awareness.
Sustainable Development Goals Week – Accelerating our progress towards 2030
This Global Goals Week 2018 we're joining the United Nations and partners from around the globe to drive action and raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs call on society to achieve three extraordinary goals by 2030: end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and halt climate change.
The Strength Of Difference – How we foster diversity & inclusion in our corporate culture
Being able to integrate different worldviews is a tremendous advantage that companies should not neglect. At the end of the day, organizations are a reflection of society. That's why at CWT we strive to create an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities for all, regardless of our ethnic and cultural backgrounds, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
4 Ways That Companies Can Fight Human Trafficking
Everyone knows that the trafficking of people is an illegal and fundamental violation of human rights in every country in the world. Despite that, it can still be difficult for the private sector to have the courage to put their brands behind this issue.
How We Think, Act And Live Responsibly
Today, we are releasing our Responsible Business Annual Report for the sixth consecutive year. This document is a testimony of how we progressed in 2017 towards the reach of our 2020 Responsible Business objectives. It is a palpable way of tracking all the work that has been done worldwide by all of us at CWT, and all the great things we have achieved by working together.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel shows significant progress in latest Annual Responsible Business Report
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global digital travel management company, today published its latest Annual Responsible Business Report, showing significant progress towards its 2020 objectives. This latest report has reached the UN Global Compact Advanced Level, recognizing the success of CWT’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.
Collective Conscience – Why responsible products and services are smart business
Fair trade, organic, sustainable, eco-friendly, recycled: You probably recognize these terms since they’re emblazoned on many of the products and services that we purchase.
The Rule Of Three – How We Strengthen Our Community Involvement
The Rule of Three is a style of communication which is often used in public speaking, or writing, to gain emphasis and focus on a core message on the premise that people respond subconsciously to groups of three. To work on our Community Involvement program, we have used the Rule of Three.
Human Resources And Human Rights - Five ways we show we care
We care about our customers, and every decision is made with them in mind. But we also care about each one of our employees by being inclusive, celebrating diversity, and standing together as one. Or, as Sir Richard Branson puts it: “Learn to look after your staff first, and the rest will follow.”
Increasing Challenges In Establishing A Strong Ethical Culture
According to research by the Ethics & Compliance initiative (ECI): “In 2017, 16% of employees experienced pressure to compromise standards; a 23% increase over the last measurement. This is part of an ongoing trend, as pressure has increased substantially in the last decade. These findings are troubling, because increases in pressure have shown to precede a weakening of ethical cultures.”
Our Legacy For The World
The health of our planet is deteriorating fast and concern for the environment is growing worldwide. According to NASA, carbon dioxide levels are at their highest in 650,000 years; 17 of the 18 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. Artic ice is melting at 13.2% per decade, and global sea levels have risen nearly 178mm over the last 100 years.
Together Is Better: How we built a responsible business
“Whatever you do, do it with integrity”, said Curt Carlson, our founder. The motto exemplifies a set of values that have guided everything we do. Our long tradition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) comes in handy in today’s world, where being a responsible global citizen is no longer a choice. It’s a clear business imperative.