Steering the future of meetings and events
We have a moral obligation to our people, our clients and our communities to grow our business sustainably. We ethically manage our environmental, social and financial responsibilities to ensure our ongoing business success — without limiting options for future generations. And as we reinforce our commitment to sustainability, we encourage our partners and clients to do the same by supporting them to build their own sustainable travel program initiatives.
Our global sustainability management system incorporates six Focus Areas, including governance, ethics and compliance; workplace practices; environment; sustainable procurement; service performance and charity and community support. BCD M&E have established long-term, companywide commitments as well as annual objectives for each of these Focus Areas, which set the framework for our continued improvement.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion also touches on each of the six Focus Areas, enabling us to celebrate and nurture different voices, backgrounds and perspectives in our workforce — so that each individual can ‘Be You’ at BCD.
The charity and community work that we do across BCD is also fundamental to our sustainability efforts. Helping others and giving back reflect our company values and are integral to our sustainability program. We support our employees in their own efforts to support local community charities through companywide charitable initiatives like our Making a Difference program and our partnership with organizations to end child trafficking and exploitation. Our commitment to these causes in more than 100 countries continues to make a difference in the lives of others in the communities in which we work and live.
We align with the latest best practices
Not only do our BCD priorities align with the latest best practices, like receiving a Platinum EcoVadis rating for the third year in a row and being a UN Global Compact signatory since 2008, but we consistently consult with our customers to ensure their meetings and events policies and planning are sustainable.