In 2016, BCD Travel became the first travel management company to earn a gold rating from EcoVadis, an independent, internationally recognized firm that measures corporate social responsibility performance. The gold status places BCD in the top 1% of all suppliers assessed by the ratings firm.
A new case study from EcoVadis outlines the steps BCD took to achieve EcoVadis gold:
- Solidifying ongoing support from company leaders and integrating CSR into BCD’s corporate strategic direction
- Educating and engaging employees worldwide in the CSR effort
- Integrating CSR goals into all global operations, including partners and suppliers
- Measuring progress using EcoVadis’ tools, and making adjustments to ensure success
EcoVadis’ assessment platform was essential to helping BCD prioritize CSR goals and show improvement. As BCD rolled out sustainability standards and reporting worldwide, the company’s EcoVadis score rose, ultimately reaching gold.