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Are business trips hurting your net zero goals?

In this week’s episode of the Big Zero Briefing, we spoke to Energy & Sustainability Manager at The Celtic Collection, Fitzroy Hutchinson who said that you must align yourself with organisations that prioritise sustainability

How much does business travel and hotel stays affect your overall emissions?

We spoke to Energy & Sustainability Manager at The Celtic Collection, Fitzroy Hutchinson in this week’s episode of the Big Zero Briefings who told us that everyone has a responsibility when it comes to sustainability.

According to the state-owned British Business Bank, the hospitality sector is responsible for more than 15% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

For businesses, travel and hotel stays affect Scope 3 emissions.

According to the World Economic Forum, employee travel is one of the greatest contributors to corporate carbon emissions.

Fitzroy told us that for businesses should align themselves with organisations, including those they rely on for travel and accommodation, that take sustainability seriously.

He said: ‘You have to align yourselves with organisations and individuals that have the same attitude as you do because if those guys are driving down their emissions and doing everything they can to positively affect the climate crisis, it means that everyone is moving forward together and everyone is focused on the same goal.’

Research shows that businesses aren’t taking real action to make business travel any greener. Only 19% companies encourage sustainable transportation or accommodation options but out of those, only 7% incentivise employees to choose these options.

Watch the briefing below and register to the Big Zero Show to find out how you can cut your Scope 3 emissions.

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