American Express Global Business Travel has announced a new agreement with climate tech company CHOOOSE to integrate its carbon emissions calculations across Amex GBT’s travel booking and reporting tools.
The aim is to enhance Amex GBT’s sustainability solutions by increasing the precision and consistency of greenhouse gas emissions data and to build architecture for future carbon compensation, according to a news release issued on Thursday (Jan. 19).
Canada is ranked 10th in the world for total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and has the highest GHG emission rate per capita from the top 10 emitting countries and regions, according to government data.
“When it comes to travel, flights are the single largest contributor to business travel emissions," said Patrick Doyle, Amex GBT VP and General Manager, Canada. “Our aim is to provide more choice and more tools to help educate travellers and drive real progress in sustainable travel.”
Amex GBT displays carbon emission data in its online booking tool, Neo, to help travellers make educated, sustainable decisions.
With the integration, travellers will see consistent trip emissions values in the search results, itineraries, and in the Amex GBT Mobile app for past and future trips.
This will provide more visibility into the travellers’ individual carbon footprint, helping them better understand the environmental impact of travel and influence their booking behaviour.
Air Canada also identified CHOOOSE as its partner when the company debuted its new carbon offset program in September 2022.
Amex GBT clients will have options to compensate for their business travel emissions via a diverse portfolio of climate solutions, integrated seamlessly into their booking and reporting tools.
Going forward, Egencia will also integrate certain CHOOOSE-powered emissions calculations into its business travel platform, including its reporting tool.
“We are very happy to support Amex GBT - and the millions of travellers they serve – in creating an industry-leading set of tools to track, understand, and address the carbon footprint associated with business travel. Together, we are taking an end-to-end approach with a deep focus on delivering calculation methodologies in line with the latest industry guidance and seamless access to both immediately available and frontier climate solutions," said CHOOOSE CEO and founder Andreas Slettvoll.