June 13, 2024

Amex GBT awarded platinum EcoVadis status

American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) has been awarded a platinum EcoVadis medal for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

Platinum status is the highest accolade awarded by EcoVadis and places Amex GBT among the top one percent of EcoVadis’s independently assessed companies across the world.  

“To be awarded platinum status from EcoVadis is another significant milestone on our purpose-driven journey and testament to the hard work of our team,” said Evan Konwiser, Amex GBT’s chief marketing and strategy officer.

“For our customers and partners, this recognition only sharpens our focus on helping them achieve their own ESG goals. And for colleagues, the platinum medal gives us yet more inspiration to power economic, social and environmental progress through travel.”  

An EcoVadis rating based on several criteria, including environmental, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement practices. The independent evaluation methodology is based on global standards and guided by the international scientific community.  

In June, Amex GBT with Shell and Accenture launched Avelia, a blockchain-powered book-and-claim digital platforms for sustainable aviation fuel. In October, Amex GBT became the first TMC to join the World Economic Forum.