18 May '11, 9am
Calculating Your Travel Carbon Footprint is Priceless Thanks to MasterCard
If you are trying to “green” your company, starting a recycling program is only the thinnest layer on the tip of the sustainability iceberg. Business travel , now seldom glamorous and often a grind, leaves an enormous mark with its own sizable carbon footprint. More businesses are interested in calculating their impact on the planet, but all the moving parts involved with business travel make the accounting difficult. While about 80% of companies express an interest in green travel initiatives, less than 40% do so, though that percentage has risen incrementally over the years. Now MasterCard is making this priceless, or should we say, easier.