GBTA Commits to Sustainable Procurement Criteria for Business Travel

Friday, 12.01.2024
In december, GBTA and the GBTA Foundation took part in an event in Washington, D.C. where the Biden Administration unveiled new commitments to boost access to electric vehicles (EVs), save taxpayer dollars, and tackle the climate crisis, as well as new Federal employee travel guidelines on the use of sustainable transportation options such as prioritizing EVs, rail and public transit.
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Shane Downey, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, was on-hand at the event representing GBTA. The GBTA Foundation committed to releasing global Sustainable Procurement Criteria by the end of 2024. The GBTA Criteria will help pave the way to standardize responsible practices in the business travel industry and provide corporate travel managers with a harmonized approach for requesting information on suppliers’ sustainability practices.

“GBTA’s inclusion in this event is recognition of not only the relevance of business travel and importance of greener travel options, but also of the GBTA Foundation’s ongoing commitment to help our industry create a more sustainable way forward,” said Delphine Millot, Managing Director of the GBTA Foundation and Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Advocacy at GBTA.

A number of the Foundation’s Sustainability Partners were also included for their new commitments to cleaner transportation including American Express Global Business Travel, Delta Air Lines, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International as well as Enterprise Mobility and Hertz.