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How Complete Travel Data Supports Corporate Sustainability

March 17, 2022
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As our environment shifts, the importance of sustainability grows stronger. As individual contributors and corporations, the actions and impact that we make together could not be more important than acting to offset our carbon footprint now.

The lasting impact of our actions plays an integral part in the Earth future generations inhabit. As corporations seek opportunities to drastically offset their carbon footprint and reduce greenhouse emissions, considering the role business travel plays is paramount. With Traxo’s data capture capabilities, companies can uncover the impact of rogue travel on sustainability goals, helping to correct the greenwashing that proliferates today’s corporate sustainability news.

Leveraging Data To Understand Corporate Environmental Impact

Capturing booking data reserved outside of your traditional travel management company (TMC) makes calculating your company’s environmental impact nearly impossible. When companies are reliant on expense data and credit card transactions, they miss crucial pieces of information that become a necessity when attempting to measure the carbon footprint directly associated with business travel.

To push carbon calculations closer to realistic and accurate numbers, companies need intricate details from the traveler’s itinerary that are simply not reflected on an expense report or the line item on a corporate credit card transaction. With Traxo’s unique ability to capture travel data regardless of its booking source, travel managers gain visibility into the missing pieces in their company’s greater sustainability puzzle, including starting and ending destinations, flight durations, etc. 

Adjust Unsustainable Bookings Before Travel Occurs

By gaining both visibility and influence over traveler bookings, travel managers are uniquely positioned to shift reservations to hotels, airlines, and car rental companies that offer environmentally conscious options to travelers. Traxo provides corporate travel managers with the ability to view pre-trip itineraries, empowering them to educate travelers and adjust the necessary bookings before travel occurs. This proactive approach allows companies to be proactive about their sustainability goals rather than saying “oops” when their actual environmental impacts are revealed. It’s time for self-proclaimed eco-centric businesses to practice what they preach across business facets, including the travel program policy.

Update Policies to Prioritize Sustainable Partners

Some well-known travel industry brands have a reputation for being more sustainable, such as the Melia Hotel Chain, Alaska Airlines, and Delta, to name a few. For travel managers that already have a partnership or corporate rates with more-environmentally conscious brands, shifting policy guidelines and spend to these preferred industry partners is easy. For travel programs that don’t prioritize sustainability and eco-friendly travel suppliers, Traxo data can help illuminate the ideal travel suppliers for the company’s needs/goals and provide the data foundation for an effective RFP and supplier negotiation.

By favoring more sustainable suppliers, travel managers can rest assured that their partners are working in tandem with their organization’s corporate sustainability goals for ultimate impact—not just empty sustainability promises.

Normalized Data Through Traxo

When travel managers and organizations have a single source of travel data that is both normalized and easy to access through a single web portal, it makes the analysis of corporate sustainability more efficient. By leveraging Traxo data, travel managers can assess their travel programs and compare against sustainability goals, empowering material policy changes that move the needle towards reducing companies' overall carbon footprint. To learn more, explore our platform page or request your free demo with the form below. 



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