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Sustainable travel, carbon footprint, eco-friendly business travel

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.

What Egencia is doing about sustainability

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Business Man Getting On a Train Wearing a Mask

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:

  • Travel policy – direct travellers to more carbon-efficient flights and rail options where relevant. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • More eco-friendly options: Select public transport options or search for hybrid car rentals or electric vehicles.
  • Manage and track emissions: Get up-to-date data on carbon emissions with the most relevant carbon calculation methodologies, allowing you to create customised reports to track your carbon footprint.
    Learn more.
  • Carbon compensation: With our inbuilt calculator, pick a fixed price per tonne CO₂ and the compensated amount will go towards sustainability projects of your choice. Our partner CHOOOSE offer verified sustainability projects across the world.
  • Consulting: Work with our sustainability consultants to identify gaps in your program and travel policy, measure your environmental impact, evaluate supplier partnerships, and educate your travellers.
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Green travel tips

Get onboard

Travelling by train can cut your carbon footprint up to 3 times of what flight would emit

Eco-friendly driving

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

Eco-friendly traveller tips

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Request a demo to see what Egencia travel management solutions can do for you.

Already a customer? Contact Egencia customer service.