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blogs / 19 MAY 2022

Cartus Wins Supplier-to-Supplier Collaboration Award at the 2021 Microsoft Supplier Program Prestige Awards

David Pascoe

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We are excited to celebrate Cartus’ win at the 2021 Microsoft Supplier Program (MSP) Prestige Awards ceremony.

Held on April 28, 2021, the virtual red-carpet event showcased supplier achievements and revealed the winners of the 2021 MSP awards.

Cartus was recognized along with Ernst & Young (EY) and KPMG as the winner of the Supplier-to-Supplier Collaboration award. This award recognizes suppliers forming direct partnerships to strengthen, evolve, and grow. The winners of this award have embraced a growth mindset, kept collaboration at the core of all their efforts, and leveraged each other’s knowledge and experience to deliver an exceptional outcome.

When Microsoft Global Mobility faced critical challenges in April 2020—including thousands of workers caught in transition and a senior leadership directive to address an employee experience (EX) issue—Cartus, EY, and KPMG collaborated to overhaul the EX as contractors relocated around the globe and the number of points of contact expanded. The companies collaborated to review employee communications to simplify and increase consistency, thus enhancing the EX with five pillars in mind: Make it Easy, Know Me, Enable Me, Transition Me, and Inform Me. Together, they embraced a growth mindset and leveraged each other’s knowledge and experience to deliver an exceptional outcome that exemplified a One Microsoft approach.

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Juan Carlos González, Director of Global Mobility at Microsoft, stated, “COVID-19 created significant challenges in 2020 to all, and our Global Mobility Team was required to lead and provide clarity to thousands of employees, families and our businesses that were affected by the pandemic. To properly respond and be prepared we partnered with our relocation supplier, Cartus, that enabled us to effectively navigate these extraordinary times. Cartus’ commitment, readiness, and operational excellence allowed us to quickly learn the individual needs of all our employees and their families. This allowed us to offer flexibility and creativity to our employees, so we could properly respond to continual changes in regulations and requirements around the world.

Microsoft Global Mobility is appreciative for the support and partnership provided by Cartus, as they assisted us to be properly prepared to respond to our employees’ needs. They offered proactive and just-in-time information that enabled us and our employees to make decisions, while keeping track of expenditure and while keeping close contact with each employee and family. They have managed the complexity and ambiguity of employee mobility during COVID-19 for Microsoft with professionalism, agility, and above all, caring. They exemplify what a trusted supplier relationship should be. We are thankful and appreciative of Cartus and all its employees that supported our employees, families, businesses, HR Community and particularly our Global Mobility Team during this incredibly challenging and unprecedented time.”   

Cartus’ Tracey Rennie, Vice President of Global Talent Mobility, added, “At Cartus, teamwork is in our culture. One of the ways we deliver value to our clients, and strengthen knowledge within our own organization, is by actively participating in organization critical projects that drive thought leadership and mobility program design. The Cartus team was honored to collaborate with Microsoft, EY, and KPMG to re-design the employee experience (EX), driving a meaningful outcome for Microsoft’s transferring employees and their families. We’re grateful for the opportunity to make a difference and could not be more honored to be recognized with this important award.”

Cartus was also acknowledged as a Finalist for the Supplier of the Year Award.

For more information, please read Microsoft’s press release.

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David Pascoe

David Pascoe, Executive SVP, EMEA & APAC, is based in the UK and part of Cartus' Executive Leadership Team. David is responsible for Cartus' offices in the EMEA, APAC, and LA regions. In addition, he is responsible for one of Cartus' two Global Client Portfolios, leading international client teams from all of Cartus' service centers around the world in support of his clients.

David is also instrumental in shaping Cartus' continuous improvement program, proactively identifying gaps and developing innovative technology enhancements tailored to meet our clients' evolving needs. Currently, that includes serving as executive sponsor on our most significant technology initiative to date, MovePro360®—Cartus' single source of truth and centralized mobility hub that provides a complete view of the data from internal Cartus systems, suppliers, and partners that are core to our business today, tomorrow, and beyond.