Awards and Recognition

Recognition of our talent and clients is a key element of our sustainability strategy.

We are proud to have won over 22 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 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 2017, the judges selected two award winners:

MCI China won the Leadership in Sustainability Award

for demonstrating commitment and team spirit in integrating sustainability across its offices.

Frankie Gao, Managing Director MCI China, commented on winning the award “Sustainability has become the DNA of MCI China. Our talents love the sports events we organise for fundraising purposes. Every year, we donate our time and money to support the same local charity organisation. Our clients also rely on us to design their sustainability events. We are very proud to receive this Award again after three years! As Managing Director, I will always give our CSR Team my full support!” 

MCI Middle East won the Innovation in Sustainability Award

for their well-rounded sustainability programme and for their success story with the Toys with Wings foundation.

It is a great privilege to be honoured by this esteemed award. This recognition truly endorses the MCI Middle East’s ‘sustainability mandate’ philosophy within our community and validates our core objective within our business focus. At MCI Middle East we are working towards deeply embedding “giving” in all formats of our talent and business strengths and the CSR team continues to drive this with more determination and passion every year. This win and that too second time around makes us as a team even more committed and keeps pushing us to continue to innovate and look at new ways to support the community around us!”, commented Ajay Bhojwani, Managing Director, MCI Middle

New this year, MCI is donating € 500 to each winning office to support a local charity programme of their choice. MCI China will use that donation for Yuemiao Garden – a Shanghai-based foundation established to support underprivileged children and those with special needs.

As for MCI Middle East, the € 500 contribution will help them bring more smiles to the faces of children and buy gifts for Toys with Wings, an NGO which collects used and new toys to distribute them inside refugee camps, orphanages, children’s villages and paediatric hospitals.

“The engagement of our offices in our sustainability efforts is inspiring. I am proud of the MCI Middle East and MCI China teams for winning the Awards because they have demonstrated how to integrate sustainability in a way that shows care and responsibility, as well as creates value for our business, our clients, our talents and for our community.”

Sebastien Tondeur, MCI Chief Executive Officer

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