UK – USA Business Travel
- Richard Moss
In today’s world, the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility cannot be overstated. Business travellers have a unique opportunity, by adopting more sustainable business travel choices to make a positive impact. In reducing our carbon footprint while on the road, we can contribute to a greener future. Explore our tips to see what more you can do to aid the global movement towards a greener future.
Always fly? Opt for direct flights wherever possible. Takeoffs and landings produce the most emissions, so fewer connecting flights mean a lower carbon footprint. Short distance trip? If travelling to a neighbouring country consider an alternative mode of transport such as trains. On the ground travel options have lower emissions compared to air travel.
Hotels and accommodations play a vital role in sustainable travel. Its possible to choose eco-certified or green hotels who prioritise energy-efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation and local sourcing, thus reducing their own carbon footprint in major areas.
Being mindful of your personal resource usage during your travels can significantly reduce your environmental impact. Consider reducing your water consumption by taking shorter showers and reusing towels instead of using daily replacements. Alternatively, conserve energy by switching off lights and air conditioning when not in use.
Excess baggage is excess weight, resulting in a potential increase of fuel consumption and emissions. Pack only what you need to reduce this impact and also opt for eco-friendly products such as reusable water bottles, eco-friendly toiletries and compact energy-efficient electronics.
You could consider calculating the carbon footprint of your business trip and offset the amount required to contribute to a certified offsetting program. These programs invest in initiatives like reforestation, renewable energy or conservation projects. This is a fantastic way to balance your necessary travel.
Whilst we cannot physically pack your luggage or turn off light switches after you, our business travel experts can certainly help you to reduce your carbon footprint in other ways. Speak to one of our dedicated and friendly experts today about our sustainable business travel pledge and greener options for your business trip itinerary. Alternatively, enquire about how we can help you offset any business trip with a range of certified programs.