FIDI joins forces with five global mobility associations to lead the industry towards a sustainable future


FIDI joins five other leading employee mobility associations in a global effort to ensure the industry is playing its part on environmental sustainability. As part of the launch, the group signed a joint agreement that provides the Global Mobility industry with a roadmap and common actions towards achieving greater environmental sustainability. Joining forces in this effort are the CERC (Canadian Employee Relocation Council), CHPA (Corporate Housing Professionals Association), EuRA, FIDI Global Alliance, IAM (International Association of Movers) and Worldwide ERC (WERC).

“We are seeing many actions and initiatives promoting environmental sustainability in our respective sectors, which is great progress. Together, we aim to develop a common, collaborative framework to avoid duplicating efforts and maximizing our collective impact”, according to Mary Ann Passi, CEO of CHPA. There has been a growing focus on environmental sustainability in Global Mobility over the past year; Tad Zurlinden, CEO of EuRA, explains that “understanding and complying with the many different sustainability requirements is becoming increasingly difficult for stakeholders in the Global Mobility supply chain. With this agreement, we hope to streamline the process across our industry, allowing for meaningful actions and real, measurable impact.”

“We believe that close cooperation across the employee mobility industry is fundamental to achieving greater environmental sustainability for the benefit of people around the world”, underlines Lynn Shotwell, CEO of WERC. Jesse van Sas, Secretary General of FIDI Global Alliance, adds that “the Global Mobility industry has a very complex global supply chain, involving a large diversity of stakeholders. Through this cooperation agreement, we want to make sure that all parties are heard and participate in defining this sustainable future for our industry.”

To help structure the collaboration, an external consultant was appointed to assist in defining the framework and milestones of the Global Mobility sustainability roadmap. Following an RFP process, this project has been awarded to Deloitte, who will present the results during the WERC Global Workforce Symposium in Las Vegas, USA, at the end of October 2022.

“Deloitte has a strong experience in corporate sustainability, and extensive knowledge of the Global Mobility industry. Their assistance will be extremely valuable to structure our common efforts”, says Stephen Cryne, CEO of CERC. The process will include an industry-wide survey that each association will share with their respective members. “The success depends on the participation of all our members, across all Global Mobility sectors. We therefore count on everybody to contribute to this important project”, says Chuck White, President of the IAM.

For questions or more information, please reach out to Magali Horbert at magali.horbert@fidi.org



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