Reducing carbon emissions
We all leave a carbon footprint, an invisible trace of destructive emissions created by doing everyday activities. The amount of emissions you create depends on the amount of energy and resources you use.
Reducing your carbon footprint starts with understanding how big it is and what is contributing to that size. This is increasingly becoming a necessity. Mandatory Emissions Reporting is the latest legislative requirement with - no doubt - more to follow.
Business travel the biggest culprit
Business travel produces the highest amount of carbon emissions and as such has a significant impact on the environment. Implementing an automated expenses system provides the means to identify and introduce best practices that minimise the impact on the environment, allowing you to fulfil your commitment to reduce carbon output.
The data recorded by our Expenses management software will let you understand your emissions easily and accurately, enabling new procedures and policies to dramatically reduce your environmental impact, such as shared transport arrangements or limiting business travel to approved airlines that are carbon neutral.
Key areas to analyse are travel, with the types of flights taken and the vehicles used being recorded as a matter of course within Expenses. This data will reveal which departments and activities generate the highest levels of emissions, paving the way for new environmental policies that anticipate legislation to come.
In order to provide in-depth measurements from employee travel, Expenses has the ability to capture information by categorising flights into domestic, short-haul or long-haul journeys. For mileage, vehicles can be grouped by type and engine size which is already stored against the employee record.
By understanding this data you can look at ways to reduce or minimise the impact of these journeys through consolidating business meetings or utilising online resources to conduct meetings. Other ways to reduce carbon emissions is to introduce new policies that support environmentally-friendly options available, such as limiting the airlines employees can use to those that offset their passenger’s carbon footprint or use methods of transport with less environmental impact.
Keep ahead of emissions legislation with accurate and highly automated reporting
- Support in measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the latest Mandatory Emissions Reporting.
- Automatic recording of flights including domestic, short haul or long haul categories.
- Group mileage by vehicle type and engine size.
Get the overview of your carbon footprint…