MCI Group, which has operations in 60 cities, this month received two Project ICARUS awards for its commitment to sustainability.
Project ICARUS recognizes European companies and industry professionals who demonstrate leadership, innovation, creativity and commitment to developing sustainable programs, products or services. The awards were handed out at the Global Business Travel Association’s annual European Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
MCI Group won the Buyers Award for its overall sustainability program, which includes the global group’s internal sustainability policies and the innovative sustainable event strategies and consulting provided to clients.
MCI Berlin and Symantec received the Professional Team Award for their three-year collaboration on a sustainability structure for Symantec’s 2014 EMEA Vision Conference Series. Its key successes included:
- 100 percent of event supply chain contracts included sustainability.
- An 89 percent waste diversion rate.
- An 88 percent reduction in waste.
- A 67 percent reduction in CO2 emissions.
- 39 percent of food was local.
- 19,228 trees pledged to be planted.
- 43 children trained to be climate justice ambassadors.
Project ICARUS, a GBTA Foundation initiative, began in 2006 with the Institute of Travel and Meetings in the United Kingdom and has grown to be among the most widely recognized Corporate Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility programs in the global business travel and meeting industry.