DANBURY, Conn., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services and a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact, has submitted its fourth annual Communication on Progress to the Honorable Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. The report represents the company's continued commitment to environmental, labor, anti-corruption and human rights issues.
Cartus Senior Vice President of Human Resources Amy Meichner noted the company's continuing commitment to a number of key areas, including:
- an ongoing focus on worldwide corporate social responsibility in every aspect of business as demonstrated by its new EcoVadis Silver designation, which places Cartus among the top 30 percent of companies evaluated by the leading supplier sustainability platform in the field;
- vigilance in protecting its clients by maintaining stringent controls to ensure data integrity and protection, including policies and procedures for protection of private information, SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 compliance, and the capability of agreeing to the standard European Commission Model Contract Clauses;
- a record-breaking year in terms of charitable contributions, as Cartus employees around the world raised more than US$400,000 through various events and volunteered thousands of hours of time to their chosen causes and communities;
- and being guided by a focus on ethical behavior that unifies its practices and interactions. For the fifth straight year, Cartus' parent company, Realogy — and by extension, Cartus — was named one of the World's Most Ethical companies by Ethisphere Institute.
"Our promise to provide 'trusted guidance' applies not only to supporting our clients and their relocating employees, but to how we give back to our communities around the world," said Meichner. "When you operate in more than 185 countries, measuring success becomes more than just an accounting exercise: it relies on an understanding of—and sensitivity toward—the many cultures and environments we work with and within."
The United Nations Global Compact, inaugurated in 2000, is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative. The organization is made up of more than 10,000 business participants and other stakeholders from more than 130 countries.
Companies that have signed the United Nations Global Compact are expected to align their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology, and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.
For more than 60 years, Cartus has provided trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes that require global relocation solutions. Providing the full spectrum of relocation services, including language and intercultural training, Cartus serves more than half of the Fortune 50 and has moved employees into and out of 185 countries. Cartus is part of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. To find out how our greater experience, reach, and hands-on guidance can help your company, visit www.cartus.com; read our blog; or click www.realogy.com for more information.
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