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Our Commitment to Sustainability: The ECOvation Initiative

At Amex GBT Ovation (Ovation™), our mission is to provide outstanding service, savings, and travel solutions to our clients. We are committed to doing so sustainably through environmentally sound business practices that help to conserve resources, minimize waste, and reduce emissions of CO2 and other harmful greenhouse gases.

Ovation clients can work towards Carbon Zero or Carbon Positive travel by incorporating the following green options into their managed travel programs:

  • Paperless communications (including reports, invoices, and presentations)
  • Hybrid and electric car rental programs
  • Identify green hotels for preferred relationships/contracts
  • Sustainability-focused travel incentives
  • Non-travel related CSR recommendations
  • Additional custom programs by client

Internal Corporate Social Responsibility

Our internal CSR initiative includes the following elements:

  • Carbon neutral employee travel
  • Encouraging minimal paper usage and purchasing recycled paper and other office supply products
  • Paper, plastic, and glass recycling program
  • Eliminating single use dishware, drinkware, and cutlery from kitchens and breakrooms and providing reusable items for community use with personalized coffee mugs for each employee
  • Installing filtered bottle-refill/drinking fountains in offices to help eliminate single use plastics
  • TransitChek program to encourage use of public transit
  • Investing in webinar/teleconference technology to discourage unnecessary employee travel
  • DocuSign contracts
  • Use of natural light/skylights coupled with thermostat control
  • Giving back to the community by hosting staff participation in organized charity events
  • Recycling and/or donating unwanted electronics
  • Using biodegradable cleaning products
  • Purchasing employee coffee that is grown using socially responsible and sustainable practices

Let's Go Green!