Awards and Recognition

Recognition of our talent and clients is a key element of our sustainability strategy. We are proud to have won over 20 industry awards for sustainability and to annually recognise our top performing offices for their success in embedding sustainability into our organisation.

Our sustainainability strategy and performance is also assessed annually by EcoVadis. We currently receive a Silver rating.

MCI Wins GBTA ICARUS Award

MCI Group was awarded with the prestigious ‘Project ICARUS Sustainability Gold Medal’ by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

MCI received accolade for its commitment to make sustainability a core function within its business, integrating sustainability into supply chain and talent management, and for demonstrating thought leadership through its client consulting engagements. MCI’s community programme and sustainability reporting were also hailed for marking a strong social legacy and driving transparency.

MCI now joins an elite group of winners including the Intercontinental Hotels Group, United Airlines, Starwood, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and British Airways.

Internal Awards

Leadership in Sustainability Award

Launched in 2008, the MCI Sustainability Awards celebrate our talents’ commitment to sustainable business and reward offices that effectively raise awareness and implement sustainability into the day-to-day practices of MCI and our clients.

A team of judges review applications from our offices around the world and evaluate the submissions under the categories of governance, office operations, event operations, sales, community action and X factor innovation. In 2016, the judges selected two award winners.

MCI Amsterdam: Leadership in Sustainability Award

After winning the Innovation is Sustainability award just last year, MCI Amsterdam has impressed further by clinching the Leadership in Sustainability Award this year for their robust sustainability programme, covering Talent wellness, environmental stewardship, social impact and their aptitude in integrating more sustainable practices in their client events. 

MCI Amsterdam’s winning sustainability team comments “We are extremely honoured to have been recognized with the 2016 Leadership Award as it has been with great persistence, engagement and creativity that we have reached this level (amazing, considering that in 2014 we had one of the lowest scores within the MCI Group). We hope [our programme] inspires and motivates others to also take on sustainability and make it an integrated part of their office and business culture – as for with all our individual small steps, we make a big collective difference.”  

MCI Geneva: Innovation in Sustainability Award

MCI Geneva brought home the Innovation in Sustainability award this year for their achievement in giving back over 1,500 hours of service through their community action programme and for building and operating an extremely sustainable new office (more details here).

MCI Geneva team says “Winning the Innovation in Sustainability Award 2016 means a lot to us as over the years we have directed a significant amount of effort into putting together a cohesive sustainability programme. Building our own offices was a great opportunity for us to finally create our dream, sustainable space. Sustainability requires collective engagement from all and this award recognises the dedication of our Sustainability Champions and the time of our hard-working talents. It is also good motivation to keep on doing everything we can to make a difference in the world.” 

“Year on year, our offices and Talents continue to go one step further and solidify MCI’s leadership position around sustainability. I would like to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to our local Sustainability Champions for your dedication and to our Talents around the world for your support.” 

Sebastien Tondeur, MCI Chief Executive Officer

From the blog

Read the latest articles from our sustainability blog – “Less Conversation More Action“- where we share frontline views and experiences about sustainability in the Meetings & Events Industry.