June 15, 2024

TravelPerk claims industry first with launch of GreenPerk API

TravelPerk has launched GreenPerk API, a sustainability-focussed open API-based service for travel management platforms, their customers and all businesses.

The service allows users to measure their carbon footprint and build strategies to cost-effectively reduce emissions and help them reach net zero. 

Claiming an industry-first, GreenPerk API provides direct access to “the most comprehensive data and analytics available” about a business’s carbon footprint across travel verticals including flights, rail, accommodation and car hire.

Businesses and travel management platforms that integrate GreenPerk API can make use of data gathering, analytical insights, and access to offsetting.

It builds on TravelPerk’s GreenPerk product, which allows business travellers to report and offset their entire carbon impact directly through the TravelPerk platform. 

GreenPerk API can also provide comparisons of the cost of different modes of low-emissions travel, dependent on factors such as route, city destinations, airports within the same cities and nations, and the availability of alternative travel modes such as rail.

Avi Meir, CEO and co-founder of TravelPerk, said: “The launch of GreenPerk API is an exciting milestone for TravelPerk in delivering on our long-term mission: to connect people in real life in an enjoyable and sustainable way. 

“We recognise the challenge in developing a sustainability strategy and as a business, we wanted to put our focus into providing a solution that is open, flexible and easy to integrate.

“GreenPerk API will enable companies to think holistically about sustainability, meaning not just reducing travel emissions but feeding this information into a wider approach that looks at tackling the environmental impact of collaborating in a hybrid working environment where business travel is a key component.”

James Dent, Head of ESG & Sustainability at TravelPerk, said: “We’ve launched GreenPerk API because our customers and partners want to understand how they can better measure and reduce their travel-related carbon footprint. Business travel is an important part of that picture and we’re excited that our product and data will help businesses make the right decisions. 

“Through GreenPerk API, we want to change global travel behaviour and help businesses reach net zero by 2030.”

Ian Smedley, Head of Global Procurement of global engineering consultancy, Ricardo plc, added: “Given that we operate in various geographies and meeting with clients and suppliers is an essential part of our business model, GreenPerk API has been particularly useful for centralising our CO2e emissions data from travel into one source.

“We then develop this into insights and assess our progress against our approved science-based target.”