American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is working with companies around the world to prepare to get business travelers moving again. While travel managers are focused on program optimization, cost control and duty of care, they have not lost sight of their sustainability objectives. GBT has published its annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, which details progress made on key corporate social responsibility priorities during the preceding year.

Si-Yeon Kim, GBT’s Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, said: “If we have learned anything from recent months, it’s that societies and economies suffer when people movement is restricted. It has strengthened our belief that travel is a force for good, enriching our cultural ties and powering economies across the world.”

“We take a holistic approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that interconnects all GBT’s ESG initiatives. 2019 was a landmark year, with teams across the company driving our ESG standards to new heights. While we are proud of our progress, we know there is still much more work to do,” added Kim.

The report focuses on three main areas: Social, Diversity and Inclusion, Environment and Sustainability, and Governance, Risk and Compliance.

To view the full GBT19 Environmental, Social and Governance Report for 2019 please click here.