How to reduce business travel’s environmental damage?

The covid pandemic has taught us in recent times that growth in companies can continue without the need of many of the activities that previously took place. And in that sense, business travel has been one of the most affected, because due to lockdowns, teams have been forced to meet remotely, or to decide with great precision if the meetings were really necessary to continue with the activity. Is this an opportunity to reduce business travel’s environmental damage?

All of this has had a direct translation in many ways, with the reduction of environmental damage being one of the most direct consequences. There is therefore a great opportunity for companies so that they can take well-informed travel policy changes that could dramatically reduce any organisation’s carbon footprint.

Besides, there has also been talk of “purposeful travel”. This involves thinking more about the purpose of the trip, and can increase focus, reduce the number of trips and improve wellbeing. 

Wellbeing damage

It is not only about environmental damage, since employees who travel a lot suffer from burnout. A report by NexTravel, which surveyed over 500 business travellers, found that 1 in 5 say work-related travel has a negative impact on their mental well-being. 

And there is also an opportunity in that sense, since if the measures taken when organising trips are more informed, this will help to save costs, environmental damage, and perhaps, invest more in the employee’s well-being so that they do not suffer mental issues.

The unquestionable value of business travel

Although at this point no one questions the value of a face-to-face meeting compared to another that takes place online, it is true that there are many measures that can be taken to alleviate the consequences of these meetings. But for that, it is necessary to have relevant information to help us make appropriate decisions. That’s why we need tools that give us information, such as TROOP.

Despite the tragedy of the pandemic, it has created an opportunity to innovate, and now more than ever we can start exploring advanced remote technology solutions to bring people closer together, without the carbon impact. This can help us create a carbon-neutral world. Not only online or in-person, but somewhere in the middle.

And this is where TROOP comes into play. 

A single, centralized hub

TROOP enables a scientific, algorithmic and data-driven approach to planning the most effective global meeting and events for your team, saving time and money while significantly reducing your carbon footprint.

We know that events and travel planning need to take all kinds of risks into account, and at TROOP we provide the means to not only mitigate those risks, but also minimize the possibility of any negative consequences, whether in time, cost, travel restrictions or any COVID-related aspects.

We take efficiency to the next level in the world of meeting planning, offering data on costs, times, restrictions associated with COVID, as well as carbon footprint data. In this way, decisions are informed and can be made in minutes, instead of days as was the case before.

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