Door to door in
one minute , with
enough time to
make a coffee

With fewer business journeys and more remote collaboration, companies and their employees can innovate purposeful travel and gain a better work-life balance, as experienced during the pandemic.

Fly less,
achieve
more.

Reduce your corporate travel emissions by -50% or more of pre-Covid levels by 2025 or sooner.​

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.

Global air travel is the most climate-intensive form of transport.

And this is only set to rise.

Business travel
represents approximately
30% of all air travel in Europe

Business travelers
make up to 75% of revenues
on certain flights

Given companies significant purchasing power and leverage, businesses now have a unique opportunity to influence the acceleration of sustainable aviation, and to reduce their travel emissions through reducing the demand for business travel. The pandemic has offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lock in reductions in global corporate flying and to introduce a new culture of purposeful and effective travel.

In 2020, 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.

Are companies
Traveling Smart?

Find out how 230 businesses across the world are performing on commitments to reduce corporate travel and report air travel emissions.

Company

Country

Sector

Total Score

A
Fidelity International
United Kingdom
Finance
10
A
Swiss Re
Switzerland
Finance
10
A
Crédit Agricole
France
Finance
9.5
A
Zurich Insurance Group
Switzerland
Finance
9.5
A
Lloyds Banking Group
United Kingdom
Finance
9.5
B
Servier
France
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
8
B
Adobe
USA
Technology
8.5
B
Carbon Intelligence
United Kingdom
Consulting
6.5
C
Hyatt
USA
Travel
3
C
UBS
Switzerland
Finance
3
C
NOS
Portugal
Telecom
2.5
D
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc.
United Kingdom
Travel
1.5
D
Volkswagen
Germany
Manufacturing
2
D
Simon-Kucher
Germany
Consulting
-0.5

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.

What is
Travel Smart?

The pandemic has upturned long-held ideas about the necessity of air travel.

For many companies, business air travel is a large part of the CO2 footprint and they have realized that by reducing air travel they can show leadership in the climate crisis while saving money for their business  and meeting evolving investor expectations.

Travel Smart is making every single meeting count and protecting employee well-being. Traveling Smart is flying less and achieving more.

Are you ready to
Travel Smart?

What is the
Travel Smart
campaign?

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.

The Travel Smart campaign accompanies businesses in their public commitment to an absolute target of maintaining reductions in flying of 50% of 2019 levels or below, by 2025 or sooner.

More from the
Travel Smart
Campaign

Get in touch:

May 10, 2022

Find out how to reduce corporate travel and report air travel emissions on your company

May 10, 2022

Too few businesses pledge to reduce business flying, new corporate ranking finds

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