Environmental awareness when travelling has increased in recent years. But can sustainable business travel also be responsible?
Business travel is still necessary for the smooth running of many companies. In this article we give you 6 tips on how to make your business travel sustainable and how to achieve it.
1. Digitise your travel documents
In recent years, digital transformation has become a must for any organisation. Transport tickets, accommodation bookings, restaurant reservations… These are documents that can be carried digitally, as they are accepted anywhere, without the need to print them all out.
Also, apart from the savings, raising awareness among employees is essential to start the switch to digital documents.
2. Choose responsible accommodation
A responsible attitude of employees in their accommodation is a very good practice, encouraging them when travelling, as many hotels have specific cleaning policies to comply with sustainable actions.
3. Go for electric transport
When it comes to business travel, choosing the right transport is a key point when looking at the ecological impact of the total. Petroleum-based means of transport generate a much more polluting impact on the environment than those that run on electricity, such as electric cars or high-speed trains, which minimise the carbon footprint.
By changing these small aspects of your travel behaviour, you will have a positive impact on the environment that will have an impact both globally and locally.
4. Design a sustainable business travel policy
Every company should have a travel policy that incorporates sustainable, green and environmentally responsible practices.
Encouraging the involvement of every employee in realising and meeting clear business objectives aligned with a sustainable business travel policy.
5. Organise events in sustainable destinations
When organising an event, always consider the destination and ask yourself some questions: Is the destination we are considering sustainable? Can we choose another destination with more responsible policies? When travelling to that destination, can we comply with our travel policy?
Consider organising events in responsible destinations that have respectful planning.
6. Discover local food
When planning diets, another interesting point is to choose options that are committed to local cuisine, restaurants that offer local products, thus helping to reduce food transport costs and betting on local food.
So now you know! As you can see, there are many ways to take care of the environment when it comes to sustainable business travel. You can start small by taking these actions. Do you know XPENDOR?
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