NBTA Publishes Updated CSR Toolkit for Business Travel Community
The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) -- the world's leading corporate travel organization -- this week published its updated Corporate Social Responsibility Toolkit. The 2010 NBTA CSR Toolkit includes the addition of two new Reference Guides on: (i) Responsible Groups and Meetings and (ii) Technology Solutions. The toolkit is offered to NBTA members, as well as attendees of the NBTA International Convention & Exposition being held this week in Houston.
- Calculating the Carbon Footprint
- Supporting Demand Management and Influencing Travel Behavior
- Responsible Procurement
- Responsible Groups and Meetings, including Volunteerism
- Technology Solutions
- Offsetting Emissions
- Travel Risk Management and Duty of Care
- NBTA's 2010 CSR Award Winners
- CSR Case Studies
"As illustrated by the incredible work being done by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group ANZ and Marriott International – the winners of the 2010 NBTA CSR Awards – corporate social responsibility is a growing area of focus within business travel, and well-managed programs can have a tremendous positive impact for the health of our planet, the well-being of business travelers, and the effectiveness of a company," said Robert C. Wade, CCTE, NBTA CSR Committee Chair. "We are thrilled to provide an update of this invaluable resource to assist companies as they focus on sustainability in travel."
Leilani Latimer, Vice Chair of the NBTA CSR Committee, added, "For this update of the CSR Toolkit, we year we really focused on enhancing those sections in which members had expressed the most interest, as well as collaborating with other NBTA committees to bring sustainability full circle and demonstrate how it can be integrated into every aspect of the corporate travel program."
The first distribution of the toolkit is on USB drives provided to attendees of the 2010 NBTA Convention in Houston – The Business Travel Event of the Year. NBTA members can access the paper at www.nbta.org.
About the 2010 NBTA International Convention & Exposition
Widely recognized as the must-attend event for business travel buyers, suppliers, industry leaders and business travel journalists, the 2010 NBTA International Convention & Exposition is taking place in Houston August 8-11, 2010. More than 5,800 travel professionals will take advantage of the Convention's programming, designed to empower attendees to maximize value for their companies, including more than 65 seminars on the most important topics in business travel, more than 400 companies exhibiting in the Expo and countless opportunities for networking with peers. For details, visit www.nbtaconvention.org.
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About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA's 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit gbta.org.