With fewer business journeys and more remote meetings, business travellers had a better work-life balance during the pandemic.
Fewer business flights and more remote meetings will save money for your business, protect your employees’ well-being, reduce emissions, show corporate leadership in the climate crisis, meet investor expectations and ensure resilience.
Long-haul corporate travel is the main cause of these emissions: flying business class generates about three times more emissions than flying in economy, due to greater space requirements.
In 2020, this all came to a halt and businesses successfully adapted to a new way of working. The ease with which many employees and customers adjusted to being home and flying less revealed that those long-held ideas of the need to fly for work no longer stand. Curbing our flying habits to reduce our oil dependency and greenhouse gas emissions is both necessary and possible.
Find out how 230 businesses across the world are performing on commitments to reduce corporate travel and report air travel emissions.
The ranking reveals that company commitments and reporting are still in the early stages of development. Current targets are not yet sufficient to reduce oil dependency and greenhouse gas emissions in line with 1.5°C warming scenarios, and reporting is not standardized and frequently opaque.
Nevertheless, a meaningful and long-term reduction of 50% in corporate air travel emissions is possible in this decade; and the companies that are most needed for this to happen have the means and the recent experience with corporate air travel reductions to achieve this.
The ranking gathers data from 230 businesses across the world, targeting the biggest corporate flying emitters from different sectors.
The pandemic has upturned long-held ideas about the necessity of air travel.
Companies have realized that by reducing corporate air travel they can show leadership in the climate crisis while saving money for their business.
Travel Smart is making every single meeting count and protecting employee well-being. Traveling Smart is reducing corporate emissions and meeting business climate targets.
The Travel Smart campaign helps businesses reduce their corporate travel emissions. We inspire companies and their employees to introduce a new business culture of purposeful and effective corporate travel.
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