Sustainability and the future
of business travel
How to reduce CO2 emissions and build an eco-friendly travel programme.
Sustainable business travel enables future travel
Building a sustainable travel programme isn’t just good for the environment—it’s good for your company. With Egencia, we provide the support you need to successfully implement a scalable programme.
Meet your corporate sustainability targets
Sustainability is more than a buzzword—it’s taken centre stage as companies commit to protect natural resources, reduce CO2 emissions and make a positive impact with eco-friendly measures. Managing a business travel programme that supports sustainable travel is no exception.
If travelling sustainably is a priority, Egencia can help. You’ll have access to resources to help you build a sustainable travel programme that uses business travel technology to helps your travellers lessen their carbon footprint.
Build a more sustainable travel
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) reported that most travel managers said they were asked to implement sustainable travel practices into their programmes. Travel managers need guidance to create policies that address climate change and reduce negative impacts on the planet, balance an eco-friendly travel programme with company objectives and provide data to get buy-in from stakeholders.
How Egencia can help:
Sustainable travel and policy: Add restrictions to your travel policy, such as preventing air travel to specific destinations.
Air and rail: View your carbon footprint in the booking path and sort flights by least carbon emissions to identify the most carbon efficient flight for that route.
View alternative rail options on the air search page with our air-rail comparison tool. Choose alternative train options for the same flight routes in Norway, Spain, Sweden Belgium, France, UK, US and more.
Eco-friendly options: Select public transport options or search for eco-friendly car rentals like hybrid or electric vehicles.
Manage and track emissions: Get up-to-date data on carbon emissions for air, rail and hotel, allowing you to create customised reports to track your carbon footprint.
Carbon compensation: Calculate the impact of your flight emissions in real time with our carbon offset calculator. Choose a fixed price per tonne CO₂ and the compensated amount will go towards sustainability projects of your choice.
Explore carbon compensation opportunities through our partner CHOOOSE, they offer verified sustainability projects across the world.
Consulting: Work with our sustainability consultants to identify gaps in your programme and travel policy, measure your environmental impact, evaluate supplier partnerships, and educate your travellers.
Green travel tips
Travelling by train can cut your carbon footprint up to 3 times of what flight would emit
Electric and hybrid cars emit up to 50% fewer emissions
Use renewable bottles
80% of 50B plastic water bottles sold every year and up in a landfill
Get your employees to embrace eco-friendly travel
At Egencia, travel managers can guide travellers towards cutting down on carbon emissions. Travellers also wield significant impact with the choices they make, from opting to use renewable items when they travel or limiting layovers by reducing flight takeoffs when booking a trip.
Help your travellers have an eco-friendly travel experience:
- Get a transparent view of a trip’s emissions in the booking path with real-life, contextual examples
- Hire a hybrid or electric car
- Look into public transport or regional rail options