GSA named finalist at Business Travel People Awards 2022

GSA named finalist at Business Travel People Awards 2022

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Business Travel People Awards and we are proud to have been named a finalist in the ‘Duty of Care Initiative of the Year category’ following our joint entry with PwC.

Industry-first accreditation 

Earlier this year we unveiled our independently assessed ISO 31030 Organisation Readiness Assessment & Audit Programme, which enables organisations to have travel risk management processes and policies assessed and audited against the new ISO 31030 standard. Organisations that meet all the relevant requirements receive official certification to prove they are compliant with the standard.

Prior to this, there was no formal travel risk assessment standard for corporate travellers. The development of the ISO 31030, then, provides an indisputable standard for organisations that wish to ensure best practice.

The standard covers all aspects of corporate travel including authorisations, planning, policy, traveller assessment, transportation, destination, and accommodation. As well as providing peace of mind to employees and key stakeholders, meeting the standard can help reduce legal and financial risk if things go wrong during travel.

PwC-approved certification

Leading professional services firm, PwC, is the first company to receive certification under the new programme, having enlisted us to independently assess and audit its travel risk management policies and practices against the new standard. With an expansive global network of clients and employees, business travel is an essential aspect of its day-to-day operations. It is therefore critical to ensure that the company is operating safely, securely, and efficiently – wherever that may be.

PwC’s UK Security Lead, Richard Stanley, has been our chief point of contact throughout the process. “Our experience of the accreditation process and the GSA auditors was extremely positive. It was obvious from the start the GSA auditors were experienced and practical experts. The audit was rigorous but conducted in a way that avoided undue disruption to our business. We cannot recommend it enough.”

The winners will be announced at its evening ceremony at Leonardo Royal Hotel London City on 13th September. To find out more about our work with PwC, read our blog.