American Express Global Business Travel reveals 2023 ESG progress

American Express Global Business Travel reveals 2023 ESG progress

It lists all of the firms acheivements in this area over the 12-month period

For environment impact, in 2023 it launched carbon pricing for business travel, enabling clients to grow a green fund for sustainability initiatives.

More than 1 million gallons of SAF was injected into the aviation fuelling system on behalf of Amex GBT customers and airlines through Avelia, one of the world’s first blockchain-powered book-and-claim solutions.

For environment considerations it also expanded its offering with climate tech company CHOOOSE, from integrating carbon calculations to launching a dedicated portal where clients can access a portfolio of independently verified carbon compensation projects.

For social it had a number of focus areas. This saw the firm have two core pillars - partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and employee engagement programmes.

The technology and services provider forged a new partnership with crisis response organisation Airlink to develop and deploy a bespoke solution to provide in-kind travel support to first responders.

During the year it designed new development programmes to support all colleagues globally with extra programmes for women, new people leaders, frontline travel counsellors, and coaches. 

For governance, it was awarded Platinum EcoVadis status for ESG standards, placing it in the top 1% of rated companies around the world.

Amex GBT bagged the Compliance Programme of the Year at Compliance Weeks’ Excellence in Compliance Awards before it earned the Gold Award at the Privacy-Friendly Awards 2023, an  award organised by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data of Hong Kong.