The role of businesses in promoting sustainability
With the rise of climate change and increasing pressure on businesses to reduce their environmental impact, the role of businesses in promoting sustainability has never been more important.
At Diversity Travel, we believe that sustainability is not just a trend or a marketing gimmick – it is a necessary part of doing business in the 21st century. We understand that the way we travel has a direct impact on the environment, and we strive to minimise our carbon footprint and reduce our environmental impact as much as possible through responsible travel and making low impact, climate conscious travel decisions.
There are many ways that businesses can promote sustainability, and as a travel management company, we have implemented initiatives to do our part. Here are just a few examples of how we are working to make business travel more sustainable and some ideas on how you can do your part as well:
Offsetting carbon emisssions:
One of the most effective ways to reduce the environmental impact of travel is to offset carbon emissions. We work with Carbon Footprint, a specialist organisation who help us to offset the carbon emissions for our clients. This means that we invest in projects that remove or reduce an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, such as renewable energy projects or reforestation initiatives.
Encouraging sustainable modes of transportation:
We recognise that airplanes are one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions in the travel industry, and we encourage our clients to consider alternative modes of transportation whenever possible. This includes trains, coaches, and even carpooling. Where travel by car is the only option, we supply low-emission cars to our staff members, to ensure that our environmental impact is kept to a minimum.
Empowering our clients:
As a travel management company, we have a unique opportunity to educate our clients about the importance of sustainability in travel. With each booking we provide quotes to show the CO2 emissions for each journey, allowing our clients to make the most climate conscious options and offset their emissions through various projects.
Encourage sustainable working practises:
80% of all our office waste is recyclable. From the paper we write on, to the cups we drink our coffee from. There are recycling bins placed all throughout the office to make recycling easier. Often it is the little things that go a long way.
At Diversity Travel, we believe that sustainability is a responsibility that we all share. By taking steps to reduce our environmental impact and promoting sustainable travel practices, we hope to set an example for other businesses and make a positive contribution to the planet. We are committed to doing our part to create a more sustainable future for everyone.
Get in touch to find out how Diversity Travel can help you be more climate conscious:
Contact our expert team today to learn more about how Diversity Travel can help you with your sustainability goals.