FCM Consulting Partnering With CAPA
FCM Consulting has joined forces with CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA) and their partner, Envest Global, to unveil a new, first in class approach for clients to help them address their environmental aims when planning business travel.
Launched this week, FCM’s team of sustainability experts have devised an industry-first service that pairs their methodology alongside insights from the CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report which goes beyond the typical single CO2e metric typically used for sustainability calculations.
FCM is the only Global Travel Management Company to currently have access to this valuable data which provides comparable ranking of airlines incorporating over 10 ‘sustainability parameters’ and is regarded by CAPA as the industry’s single source of truth on emissions, benchmarking airlines and their performance as they transition to net zero operations.
As companies become more astute on all things-sustainability related, FCM understands that the industry must keep pace. According to Glenn Thorsen, Sustainability Lead – FCM Consulting, he believes TMCs must be able to provide deeper and more accurate analysis on travel impact with measurable benefits.
Thorsen said that: “As sustainability has risen to the top of the agenda, we make it our business to be a step ahead in the evolution of emissions measurement and reporting so that we can help our clients get the best out of their programs and achieve their goals.”
“In this rapidly evolving area, it is critical to be able to access independently evaluated industry data pulled from credible, audited reports. Being able to tap into a global airline sustainability rating system is invaluable and will form the cornerstone of an already robust service offering that supports our clients on their sustainability journeys.”
FCM clients will benefit from the ability to leverage more sustainability performance indicators for their air travel strategy where sustainability is concerned, without impacting the quality and consistency of their carbon reporting for established initiatives such as Science Based Targets milestones.
The company anticipates this information will be hugely beneficial to those looking to overlay existing travel policy elements with new sustainability data which is applicable on a macro level to allow for broader strategic decisions in comparison to case-by-case application of existing trip level calculations and reallocation of budget towards airlines that are performing better overall in the new index.
FCM is offering companies a benchmarking ‘taster’ on how their current air program measures up against the expanded criteria.
For more on the new service, go to Sustainable Business Travel | FCM Travel