FCM has partnered with South Pole to launch a new global carbon offsetting program. In addition, FCM has announced that it will offset all staff travel worldwide once pandemic restrictions allow employees to travel for business purposes again. This step will also be backdated to 2019.
The South Pole partnership will allow FCM to support multinational clients in setting up a net zero solution to naturalize the carbon impact of their business travel and will make a significant difference in helping them meet their sustainability goals.
It enables clients to offset against global flights, hotel accommodation, rail bookings, car rental and other business travel components.
FCM can calculate, record and report monthly or quarterly CO2 emissions globally per item for each client, who can then choose from specific climate action projects against which to offset their total carbon footprint.
FCM and South Pole have compiled a list of 12 positive environmental impact projects worldwide, including forestry conservation or restoration and community energy or water programs. Each is a global standard sustainability project. Examples include Access to Clean Water for Better Health in Cambodia; Kariba Forest Protection in Zimbabwe; and Uretim Osmaniye Wind Farm in Turkey. The offsetting price for each project ranges from US$3.70 to US$15 per tCO2e. Clients can select one or up to four projects to suit their budget, geographic area and preferred impact categories.
The partnership also dovetails with development of FCM’s new proprietary platform technology, which puts sustainability at the heart of the booking process, helping employees make better decisions regarding their carbon footprint, while helping organizations meet their global sustainability goals.
FCM Platform’s sustainability dashboard shows travelers their individual stats in terms of travel CO2 emissions and enables travel managers to see total carbon footprint and CO2 savings achieved per month. The future roadmap for FCM Platform includes functionality whereby the sustainability dashboard will also show carbon credits reporting for each client and how emissions translate into offsetting credits and projects.
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