Advito helps companies reduce their carbon footprint

Alain Krakovitch, Director of TGV-Intercités, David Frangeul, Multimodal Manager of Advito, Laurent Bensaïd, Director Account Manager France of BCD Travel and Michel Dileman, President of AFTM during the presentation of the SNCF Ecomobility Grand Prix.
Alain Krakovitch, Director of TGV-Intercités, David Frangeul, Multimodal Manager of Advito, Laurent Bensaïd, Director Account Manager France of BCD Travel and Michel Dileman, President of AFTM during the presentation of the SNCF Ecomobility Grand Prix.

On September 13th, Advito, a consulting subsidiary of BCD Travel, won the SNCF-sponsored Ecomobility Prize in the business agency category. Advito has developed specific tools to help companies reduce their carbon footprint while traveling. ” The aim is to help customers travel betterDavid Frangeul, Multimodal Manager at Advito, said: The principle is, first of all, “Less Travel” Prioritize video conferencing when possible. Only necessary and useful travel is prioritized, and employees who travel are encouraged to choose environmentally responsible suppliers.

Trade-off between price and CO emissions2

To help decarbonise, the tool delves into the four components of business travel: air, rail, car rental, and accommodation (hotels, tourist residences, B&Bs, etc.).a Corporate emissions diagnostics It is run as a preface to define areas of improvement. ” Atmosphere accounts for 80% to 90% of CO emissions2 Post-pandemic Covid and travel restrictions have led many businesses to choose high-speed trains as a way to improve their carbon footprint.‘ he emphasizes. For airplanes, the choice of direct or indirect flight and the type of aircraft are involved, with the newest consuming less energy and fuel. ” A big question with the resumption of intercontinental travel is whether companies prefer direct flights that are more carbon-friendly, or connecting flights that can be 30% to 40% cheaper like Gulf companies. is.says David Frangeul. And to add: You have to arbitrate. Improving your carbon footprint doesn’t always save you money…”.According to him, just The cost per tonne of carbon emitted integrated into the overall cost of travel offsets the price effect”.

Let’s take the train instead of the plane

As for the trains, the energy sources have been studied according to the countries of travel of the employees, and, like France, the ratio of electricity generated by nuclear power plants is excellent. It’s not good to use coal-fired power plants like Germany. For rental cars, the improvement in carbon footprint comes from the company using smaller models that run on electricity. Finally, the facility classification (Green Key, European Ecolabel, Green Globe, etc.) and building (HQE, ISO, etc.) are taken into account and issued. Stay recommendations for business travelerspart of the accommodation. Sites that have invested in environmental initiatives (water and energy conservation, waste sorting and recycling, short circuits for catering, etc.) are clearly prioritized.

This principle was recently applied to MICE, which has its own Iso-certified calculator.The organizer thus Enter participant travel datahotels selected to know CO emissions2 That these facilities can emit depending on the facilities and services, for example swimming pools may increase the note or there may be multiple restaurants.

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