BCD is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) to provide workforce development experiences to highly skilled and educated transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses and caregivers in the U.S. military community. Hiring Our Heroes connects participants with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong and diversified workforce.
One major barrier to clinical trial participation is economic stability. Many people, especially those experiencing health crises, simply do not have the financial means to participate in the trials. The BCD Travel Life Sciences Center of Excellence (LSCOE) works with organizations to remove financial barriers to patient access, helping increase participation and decrease trial attrition.
Sustainability isn’t just climate concerns and carbon actions. To be sustainable, you need to focus on people. And people are at the heart of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategies. BCD Senior Vice President of DE&I Yvette Bryant shares how Sustainability and DE&I work together, with insight into BCD’s journey.
The A21 Walk For Freedom took place across the world on Saturday, Oct. 14. The annual event raises awareness and funds to end human trafficking. This year, BCD Travel staffers across the regions were among the tens of thousands of participants. The walk took place in over 425 communities in more than 56 countries and reached nearly 800 million people through media. Here’s what some of our people had to say about their experience.
For the fourth consecutive year, BCD Travel has received a Platinum rating from EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. With this Platinum rating, we maintain our position in the top 1% of the 100,000+ companies assessed by EcoVadis. As part of the assessment, BCD has been rated as ‘Advanced’ in EcoVadis’ Carbon Action Module. The module is a comprehensive carbon management solution integrated with EcoVadis ratings to engage suppliers and drive decarbonization across the supply chain.
The GBTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently announced their 2023 WINiT Top 50 lists for outstanding women professionals in travel. BCD’s Alexandria “Ali” Prejean Smith, Director, Marketing & Communications, was named a WINiT Rising Female Leader. Teri Miller, Executive Vice President, was recognized in the FollowHER Legends and Mentors category.
Take a few moments to search sustainability online, and you’ll get more than 2.8 billion results. Search any related terms – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG); climate action; corporate social responsibility (CSR); or net zero – and the results also number in the hundreds of millions to billions. The takeaway: sustainability is serious business – and it’s time we all think bigger and act more broadly. That’s why BCD’s vision for sustainability – and our definition of it – encompasses many areas, not just carbon footprints.
Check out the lineup of BCD and Advito speakers for GBTA Convention 2023. Our experts will be on site and in education sessions, covering impactful topics for managed travel programs, including best practices and innovations in payment data; LGBTQ-specific travel risk considerations; air program negotiations and air distribution. Attend our sessions then stop by our booth for some face time with us.
Stephan Baars this week assumed the role of BCD Travel president and CEO. He worked as BCD’s global CFO for 11 years before spending six years as CEO of BORON, the private investment company of BCD founder John Fentener van Vlissingen. Baars returns with a vision of building on the company’s success.
BCD’s Lucy Norman, Senior Manager, People & Culture, is a shortlist finalist for “People Manager of the Year” in the Business Travel People Awards 2023. The category is new this year to honor an individual who has made a significant and positive impact on their organization through excellent people management skills.