Kit di strumenti per la politica dei viaggi

Discover our tools and travel policy examples from Travel Smart coalition members

Having a robust travel policy is key in reducing business travel emissions. It provides guidance for employees on best practices for sustainable travel whilst helping the business meet its environmental goals, save money and protect employees’ well-being.

Are you a business seeking to develop a purposeful travel policy?

Find out how in these guides...

From plane to train – checklist by Anders Reizen coalition and Natuur & Milieu.

The steps in the checklist will help you make international rail
travel possible in your organisation. Get inspired by the tips and practical examples from
other businesses.

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Campaign for Better Transport has prepared a toolkit designed to help organisations – small or large, private companies or public sector – adopt greener transport options.
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The Coalition for Sustainable Business Travel brings together frontrunners who underline the importance of more sustainable business travel and are committed to an ecologically responsible travel policy
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This knowledge guide offers various options to redesign your organization’s flight policy and thereby make international business travel more sustainable.

It has been developed by the Travel Different Coalition (Anders Reizen) in The Netherlands together with the NGO Natuur & Milieu and the Climate Neutral Group.

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This guide, in Spanish,  was developed by Eco-union and Viaje en Verde, and aims at showing how companies and organisations
can reduce their climate footprint.  

It offers a roadmap to develop a sustainable travel policy that will enable to reduce emissions from corporate travelling. 

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How to account for the full climate impact of your business air travel

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Decision tree

Our Travel Practices

The Travel Smart coalition is made up of partners from Europe, North America and Asia. Many of these organisations have ambitious travel policies in place that vary according to their location and number of employees. Below you can discover the range of travel policies of the Travel Smart coalition.


AEF seeks to minimise the climate impact associated with its own staff travel and the organisation of meetings and events that require others to travel. AEF is committed to record and monitor their travel emissions through a tracking tool, which also includes a non-CO2 multiplier, so they can carry out an annual analysis and assess how they can further reduce their emissions. They also give importance to being transparent by reporting their emissions. AEF will reduce air travel, prioritise rail for short distances, and promote virtual options for most meetings.


AirClim’s travel policy gives importance on planning their business trips as far in advance as possible to save costs and minimise the impact on the environment. To do so, AirClim uses a framework agreement with a travel agency which also helps in tracking and reporting their CO2 emissions. As far as possible, travel will be replaced by telephone meetings, videoconferences or similar, and air travel by bus, boat or train. Flights may normally only be considered when the total one-way travel time exceeds six hours for alternative means of transport. AirClim will give priority to the use of public transport, bicycles, carpool, eco-taxis and/or eco-cars when necessary.

Campaign for Better Transport

Campaign for Better Transport believes it is important to lead by example when it comes to sustainable business travel. Their internal travel policy aims to both help to reduce their own transport emissions and serve as an example of good practice for other UK organisations. For multinationals based in the UK, they offer an enhanced Travel Policy Toolkit.


CBalance’s travel policy emphasises on traveling by train for all possible travel. Preference will be given to the comfort of employees on trains, choosing priority class so that professionals can continue with their work activities while travelling, thus encouraging train travel. CBalance’s travel policy also includes the prioritisation of sustainable accommodations and well-connected locations to avoid extra travel. In case air travel becomes unavoidable, professionals must take economy flights.


ECODES’ travel policy avoids unnecessary flight bookings when travelling due to work reasons. It also focuses on promoting other sustainable ways of travelling, such as using the train, and if possible, replacing travel with virtual or hybrid meetings. For trips within Spain, employees are required to take the train (except under extraordinary circumstances). For travel within Europe, rail travel is the default for any trip of up to 8 hours. When the travel time is longer, the employee must first question the necessity of travel, and only use the plane when really deemed necessary. ECODES has an ambitious target to reduce air travel emissions by 50% of 2019 levels by 2024. The organisation has reported on air travel emissions since 2007.
Ecologistas en Acción

Ecologistas en Acción

Ecologistas en Acción’s travel policy emphasises planning, monitoring and reducing travel emissions, while being transparent. The public inventory of business trips made in 2019 with their associated emissions serves as a baseline against which to set corresponding emissions reduction targets. In practice, Ecologistas’ employees rarely, if ever, travel by plane. They also commit to be proactive in raising awareness among other stakeholders — social, economic, institutional, etc — about the socio-environmental impacts of the most polluting means of transport, especially aviation.


Eco-union commits to implement a short (2030) and long-term (2050) strategy aimed at reducing climate emissions related to its staff and collaborators’ trips. They will monitor and annually assess their business trips and associated emissions, set emission reduction targets, and keep a continued report to ensure transparency. They will prioritise virtual activities instead of physical travel, and when travelling is unavoidable they will choose the train as far as possible. They will organise regular initiatives for staff and stakeholders to encourage sustainable mobility. Recommendations on tools to make travel more sustainable are also included in Ecounion’s travel policy.

Transform Scotland

Transform Scotland campaigns for sustainable transport and has a travel policy that applies to all staff, volunteers, and associates. They prioritise avoiding transport trips whenever possible, using sustainable modes of transport for necessary trips, and investing in technologies that facilitate online communication and remote working. They discourage the use of private cars or taxis and prioritise walking, cycling, and public transport for local and UK travel. They only use air travel in exceptional circumstances, after exhausting all other sustainable alternatives.

Transport & Environment (T&E)

T&E takes into account the distribution of its staff and activities across Europe. That is why, the organisation specifies that all journeys that can be made in 8 hours or less should be made by train. In 2023, T&E already achieved the intensity target of 60% reduction per employee as compared to 2019, having grown its staff by 300%. This year, T&E has fixed itself an absolut target to go one step further in reducing its climate impact from flying. The objective of T&E is to reduce its air travel emissions in absolute terms by 20% in 2024 as compared to 2019 baseline. To facilitate the achievement of this objective, the travel policy establishes a climate impact budget per department (taking into account both the CO2 and non-CO2 impacts of aviation), and provides the Travel Smart decision tree to support travel planning.


ZERO defined the objectives of its air travel policy with reference to 2022, since this was the first full calendar year with a sufficient number of employees to serve as a basis. ZERO, despite Portugal being peripheral in Europe, and poorly served by international rail connections, commits itself in 2023 to reduce by at least 15% the average GHG air travel emissions per employee, but aiming to achieve -20%; and in 2025 it commits to -25%, aiming at -40%. Among the guidelines of the policy, the ones favouring transport by alternative means to flying, preferably train, should be highlighted, including the provisions that clearly regulate in which circumstances the use of aeroplanes is permitted.

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