TripActions has added a new feature to allow users to view their carbon footprint at both corporate and traveller level.
From today, users can opt in to leverage TripActions’ mileage data and reporting to gain a clearer picture of their company’s carbon footprint and to help travellers learn about their individual footprint.
The business travel platform said it will provide travel managers, finance, HR and operations leaders the opportunity “to address growing traveller concerns over their carbon footprint”.
The launch follows its own survey of 1,200 travellers last month, where 80 per cent of respondents said they were very or somewhat concerned about the impact of business travel on the environment. Meanwhile, 61 per cent of survey respondents said it was important for their employer to offset their business travel.
And respondents in Europe said minimising environmental impact was the single most important quality in a business travel booking service, ranking higher than lower prices and having a wide selection of travel options.
The tool will offer real-time corporate carbon impact data in the new “Carbon View” feature in its dashboard.
Reporting provides actionable data, enabling clients to purchase carbon offsets through the environmental organisation of their choice. However, TripActions said it panned to roll out features that will allow employees to apply their travel savings to carbon offset organisations of their company’s choosing – direct from the TripActions platform.
Anique Drumright, vice president of product at TripActions, said: “We hear consistently from the travel community via our customer advisory board, focus groups and in-product feedback that environmental sustainability of business travel is a critical topic to address, and that they want to do more than just engage in the global conversation by taking action to understand and mitigate their impact.
“We knew this was an area we wanted to address in our product for our customers, enabling them to drive sustainability on behalf of the environment.”