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Moving Towards a Globally-Recognized Certification for Sustainability

Moving Towards a Globally-Recognized Certification for Sustainability  

Corporate travel buyers and their agents (relocation management companies, travel service providers and corporate procurement) are increasingly committed to meaningful actions and reporting in environment, social responsibility, and governance (ESG) programs. These initiatives are connected by a shared value among stakeholders (clients, employees/travelers, suppliers, government agencies and investors/shareholders) for transparency and responsibility.  

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) now commonly include specific, measurements-based requirements for supplier sustainability and are an influential factor in buying decisions. 96% of publicly-held Fortune 100 companies have formal reporting on sustainability and increasingly expect suppliers to contribute to the company’s overall performance in sustainability. ESG is rapidly becoming a new supplier-evaluation standard. Suppliers are key to sustainability success and all of us can learn more about the drivers behind sustainable investment and action. Starting now we’re learning about the actions required to demonstrate commitment and results. Full sustainability outcomes, such as a net zero carbon footprint, take time; fortunately, the marketplace recognizes these are complex efforts, with results accumulating over time.  The critical requirement is to be informed, form a plan, and take action.  

Sustainable Practices in Travel: A Shared Responsibility  

The travel and relocation industries are increasingly expected to contribute positively to a reduced carbon footprint. The challenge for many operators within the corporate housing/furnished living industry is: how to manage requests for information from multiple sources, establish a baseline, undertake the investment to earn sustainability accreditation and realize an ROI in a reasonable amount of time, at a reasonable cost?  

Regarding ROI, the answer is that the results could be significant as employers who have their own sustainability goals to meet introduce guidelines to award their spend to suppliers with progressive ESG programs. As to establishing an organized and affordable way to earn a broadly accepted accreditation, Dwellworks Living has aligned with  ASAP’s (The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers) accreditation initiative and recommends that our operator partners participate in the program designed by  Green Tourism. Based in the UK and accepted as a global standard by over 2,500 travel services buyers, the Green Tourism credentialling program has a 20+year history of successful training and certification. Consistent with their mission to identify professional standards and certification resources for its members, ASAP has introduced this partnership with Green Tourism for all ASAP and CHPA members and interested serviced apartment/corporate housing operators.  

How to Start Integrating Sustainability into Opportunity  

As a global platform and service partner managing thousands of housing requests each year, Dwellworks Living plans to promote certified green properties within our epicTM platform as value-added criteria when responding to client requests. Through our global ESG initiative, Dwellworks is committed to sustainability on behalf of all our stakeholders: clients, travelers, suppliers, employees and investors.   

We encourage all corporate housing suppliers/operators to connect with ASAP and Green Tourism to learn more and take advantage of introductory program pricing to start your sustainability certification journey today. Your investment in ESG is an investment in the future.  



Dwellworks Living: Global Solutions for Corporate Accommodations 

Dwellworks Living is committed to providing our clients and their employees with the best possible corporate housing and serviced accommodations experience. With a global network of property partners, a tri-regional team of customer experience and supply chain professionals, and a wide range of services for global mobility and travel customers, Dwellworks Living can provide the perfect corporate housing solution for any need or budget.

Dwellworks Living is the global corporate housing solution of Dwellworks, an award-winning, business-to-business provider of global mobility and business travel services. As a global leader in corporate housing and serviced accommodations solutions, Dwellworks Living is uniquely positioned to meet the temporary living needs of businesses and their employees who are relocating or traveling on short-, medium- or extended-stays. With 60,000 high-quality professionally managed properties in over 125 countries worldwide, Dwellworks Living is the preferred housing solutions partner of many Fortune 1000 and leading relocation management companies.

Dwellworks Living's corporate housing and serviced accommodations solutions are designed to help businesses attract and retain top talent, support employee productivity, and ensure a smooth and successful relocation or business travel experience. In addition to our core global accommodations management services, Dwellworks Living, through our worldwide network of local experts, is uniquely capable of offering our clients expanded and related services, such as area orientations, group move assistance, destination services and intercultural training.

Whether you have corporate housing needs for an individual employee or a large team, Dwellworks Living can provide the serviced accommodations solutions you need anywhere in the world to ensure a safe and successful stay. Please contact us to learn more or visit our Properties page to begin your search for global corporate housing accommodations.

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