10 Oct '11, 7am

Collaborating to deal with that pesky travel problem: Delve deeply into most companies' environmental and carbon...

Delve deeply into most companies' environmental and carbon targets and the chances are that, if the company is growing, costs and emissions from travel will be increasing. Most companies will happily talk about behaviour change initiatives to cut waste or office energy use, but if the conversation moves towards travel heads shrink back into shells. When you talk to people about the reluctance to address carbon emissions from travel, you get a variety of stock answers. The chief executive is wedded to his beloved car and doesn't want the debate; our high achievers are literally high flyers and we can't curb their travel; company cars and travel benefits are an essential part of our rewards package; clients demand that we meet them face to face, etc, etc. But times they are a changing. Fuel prices are soaring, profits are being squeezed and hard-pressed chief financial offic...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/industry-voice-blog/21154...

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