New Zealand based enviro-tech company CarbonClick has partnered with corporate travel marketplace Locomote to provide a new way for businesses to manage their sustainability when travelling for work.
This partnership enables Locomote customers to easily offset the carbon impact of their flights by contributing to a selection of verified projects. Selected projects focus on clean and renewable energy solutions along with enhancing biodiversity and reforestation.
Each project is highly transparent and traceable to the participant as well as is aligned to specific UN Sustainable Development Goals. Carbon click CEO, Dave Rouse says, “High-trust projects where the benefits are both visible and trackable are critical to participation uptake.”
The partnership enables businesses to not only fulfil their own sustainability objectives through supplier preferencing but adds value to the travel transaction. Locomote co-founder and CEO, Ross Fastuca describes this as providing an opportunity to “Save money and help to save the planet at the same time.”
A B-Corp certified company, CarbonClick has earned a reputation as a global leader in carbon offsetting, making it the perfect pairing for B-Corp certified Locomote. Carbonclick works with leading airlines, airports and travel platforms to increase the reach and opportunity for offsetting, thereby enabling more ‘climate-friendly travel’ throughout the sector.
CarbonClick CEO Dave Rouse says, “Human nature requires and relies on connection, be it for business, family, friendships or just ways to explore and experience new things. For now, air travel is a key enabler of that. With alternatives such as sustainable aviation fuels and hydrogen some way off, carbon offsetting presents an immediate and impactful way to neutralise the carbon impact of aviation.”
Locomote, meanwhile, is a corporate travel marketplace that offers a complete solution for business travel. By giving businesses a simple and reliable platform backed by a world-class travel network customers save time and money. The company's mission is to make business travel easier, safer, faster, and now, more environmentally friendly.
The partnership between CarbonClick and Locomote was born out of a shared belief in technology's power to impact the world positively. Both organisations are committed to delivering sustainable travel solutions that are easy and affordable for businesses.
"The CarbonClick and Locomote partnership is a great example of how two B-Corp certified companies can use business as a force for good,” says Locomote CMO and co-founder David Fastuca.
These companies are leaders in the movement to redefine success in business, and they are setting a new standard for what it means to be a responsible and sustainable business.
With their B-Corp certification, they are sending a message that businesses can be profitable and positively impact the world.
Business travel is considered one of the most polluting activities. Travelling by air and car for work emits many greenhouse gases, contributing to climate change. Add to that the hogging of business-class seats responsible for even more CO2 emissions than economy class, and you have a recipe for environmental disaster.
For instance, a global software company generated 146,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions from business travel in 2019. However, there are ways to offset the environmental impact of business travel. Carbon credits are one way to do this.
Carbon credits are units of measurement that represent the reduction of one metric tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2). They can be used to offset emissions from travel and other activities. Businesses can purchase carbon credits to offset their emissions. The carbon credits are then used to fund projects that help reduce emissions, such as planting trees or investing in renewable energy.
This system provides an incentive for businesses to reduce their emissions, as they can receive a financial benefit from doing so. In addition, it helps to fund projects that can have a tangible impact on reducing emissions.
As a result, the use of carbon credits is an important tool in the fight against climate change. This partnership between CarbonClick and Locomote is essential in making sustainable business travel more accessible and affordable for businesses.
"Teaming up with Locomote is an exciting step for CarbonClick, as we continue to expand our reach and help more businesses offset their carbon emissions," said Dave Rouse, co-founder and CEO of CarbonClick.
"This partnership will allow us to offer a comprehensive solution for sustainable business travel."
Both companies are excited to offer this new way for businesses to reduce their environmental impact when travelling.