Good Travel Management has become operationally carbon neutral.
The travel management specialist, which is part of John Good Group (JGG), joined forces with audit, tax and consulting firm RSM to measure its carbon footprint for 2022. Finding out whether Good Travel Management aligned to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and its Quantis tool for Scope 3 emissions was a priority.
Sister companies TEPS, Dan Shipping & Chartering and Bay Shipping have also reached operational carbon neutrality.
Renewable energy generation and the introduction of Hybrid and EV vehicles are some of the carbon reduction programmes that JGG has rolled out. However, there have been challenges such as slow progress on new fuelling solutions, the availability of suitable vehicle alternatives and additional solar energy generation.
To offset residual emissions for 2022, JGG has partnered with Climate Impact Partners to purchase carbon credits. Initiatives chosen include Rural Clean Cooking in India, Mudbrick Rocket Stoves in Malawi and Degraded Grasslands Afforestation in Uruguay.
James White at Climate Impact Partners, said: “Our collaboration with John Good Group is about delivering action on climate change and creating a more sustainable world. We worked together to identify projects that truly align with their ethos and support the UN’s SDGs in the most meaningful way.”
Adam Walsh, Chief Executive of JGG added: “For our non-operational scope 3 emissions, which are more than 100 times greater than our operation emissions, we’re engaging with both customers and suppliers to look at solutions that are on the horizon and how they might meet our customer needs.
“A good example of progress in this area relates to the emissions relating to the flights we book in our travel business on behalf of our customers. We’ve introduced carbon insight at the point of booking for our customers, and all our team has undertaken sustainability training led by travel sustainability experts, Responsible Futures.”