April 24, 2023

GBTA Foundation’s New Benchmarking Study Outlines Corporate Best Practices for Managing Business Travel’s Climate Impact

Coinciding with Earth Month, the GBTA Foundation released a new report today showcasing collective best practices and insights from leading companies taking action on Scope 3.6 emissions for greener corporate travel.

The study, "Managing Emissions From Business Travel Programs: Overview of Corporate Best Practices," provides valuable insights from purpose-driven companies who are addressing and mitigating their business travel emissions. The study examines which measures are most effective in reducing the climate impact of Scope 3 emissions from business travel and key considerations for implementation and success.

In the report you’ll find:

  • a pathway of building blocks for companies to create a more climate-conscious travel program
  • a toolbox of action areas to efficiently reduce emissions while aligning to organization budgets, available time, company culture, and other factors.
  • six key points for success in reducing business travel emissions

“One of the biggest challenges for achieving more sustainable business travel is knowing how to build the path and the program to get there. We went to companies and leaders in sustainability to bring forth best practices and insights that can help any company seeking to travel greener and better,” said Delphine Millot, Managing Director, GBTA Foundation.

Read today’s full announcement here and visit the GBTA Foundation to download the full benchmark report.


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April GBTA Volunteer of the Month

Kathy Farias
Manager Corporate Services and Corporate Support

After her start in 1983 with Whataburger, Kathy began her career in the accounting team, making her moves through the organization in supply chain, procurement, and most recently in corporate services. She has always had a passion to travel and was awarded the opportunity to manage it beginning 15 years ago in various capacities. As Manager of Corporate Services, Kathy has responsibility over various aspects of the business in travel, fleet, copiers, and office supplies. Through the management of a travel team and relationship with the TMC, Kathy has successfully managed an ever growing travel program from 2.5 million to over 10 million in TTV. Weathering the storm through a global pandemic, the travel team has produced an effective program in compliance, KPIs, and even managing travel spend through a vibrant hotel program. Kathy has been a volunteer ambassador at National for several years and a member of the San Antonio GBTA chapter since 2014, holding the title of Treasurer and most recently Sponsorship Director. Kathy has been a volunteer for various organizations over the years such as Whataburger, GBTA, the San Antonio Livestock & Rodeo, and Christy’s Hope.

“Once I became a member of GBTA, I found a wealth of travel knowledge and expertise guidance among my peers. Sharing knowledge and time encourages growth within yourself along with others.”

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Cambodia and Vietnam - Heatwave to persist across Cambodia and Vietnam through at least April 26. Transport and utility disruptions possible.

Germany - Unionized workers at Berlin Brandenburg and Hamburg Airports, Germany, strike April 24; disruptions to flights, airport operations.

India - Severe weather forecast across most of India through at least April 28. Flooding and associated disruptions possible.

United Kingdom - All rail services suspended between Leeds and Sheffield, UK, following an incident near Agbrigg, April 24. Disruptions reported.

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