Corporate TravelThe travel management company launches carbon neutral plan as part of sustainability push.

FCM goes to South Pole for carbon offsets

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Corporate clients can pick from a list of 12 climate action projects, including forestry conservation, and community energy or water programmes. Pictured: Zimbabwe Kariba project.
Corporate clients can pick from a list of 12 climate action projects, including forestry conservation, and community energy or water programmes. Pictured: Zimbabwe Kariba project.

FCM has launched a global carbon offsetting programme with sustainability consultancy South Pole to help clients neutralise the carbon impact arising from their business travel.

FCM clients will be able to offset against global flights, hotel accommodation, rail bookings, car rental and other business travel components.

CO2 emissions can be calculated, recorded and reported monthly or quarterly on a global scale, per item for each client, who can then pick one or up to four specific climate action projects for their companies.

FCM and South Pole have identified a list of 12 positive environmental impact projects worldwide, including forestry conservation in Zimbabwe, clean water programmes in Cambodia, and harnessing clean energy in China.

All these are listed on FCM's new tech platform, where a sustainability dashboard shows travellers their individual statistics in terms of travel CO2 emissions and enables travel managers to see total carbon footprint and the CO2 savings achieved each month.

Future plans are in place for the sustainability dashboard to also show carbon credits reporting for each client and how emissions translate into offsetting credits and projects.

Marcus Eklund, global managing director, FCM said: “We’re making sustainability a core pillar of our customer offering for 2021, putting greater focus on guiding and supporting clients with their objectives, particularly in terms of CO2 reporting and a carbon offsetting solution that enables them to contribute to positive climate action."

On a company-wide level, FCM will also offset all staff travel worldwide once pandemic restrictions allow employees to travel for business purposes once more.



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