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TravelPerk acquires Susterra to usher in the era of sustainable business travel

29 Sep 2021

Brought to you by TravelPerk, the #1 business travel platform.

TravelPerk acquires Susterra to usher in the era of sustainable business travel

We’re thrilled to announce that TravelPerk has just acquired Susterra! The UK-based corporate responsibility consultancy will help TravelPerk propel sustainable business travel to the next level. This is the third acquisition we have made this year and is certainly one of the most exciting in terms of impact. Together, we’ll be bringing sustainable travel closer within your grasp.

Sustainability takes a major seat at the travel table

As the world slowly opens up again, it becomes clear that there is both a need and a desire for in-person, face-to-face interaction. The meetings that matter happen in person, and companies will always need their employees to travel in order to come together. That being said, we have a responsibility to enable these meetings while minimizing the impact they have on our environment. 

That’s why we developed GreenPerk, a tool that allows companies to offset 100% of their carbon footprint brought on by business travel. That’s also why we are constantly expanding our rail offering across the United States and Europe, encouraging travelers to opt for this mode of transport where they can. 

Now, we acquired Susterra. Founded by environmental scientist and business travel sustainability expert, James Dent, Susterra uses cutting-edge data analytics technology to offer companies a 360° view of their environmental impact. Having access to this information allows companies to improve their carbon efficiency, reduce costs, and achieve their sustainability goals. 

Sustainable travel at your fingertips 

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Both TravelPerk and Susterra believe that visibility lies at the heart of successful sustainable business practices. Using the world-renowned ICAO Methodology, TravelPerk users will now gain reliable, actionable insights into their carbon emissions. 

More importantly, they will be able to use this information to mold the way they travel for business. Whether they’re booking car rentals, flights, hotels, or trains, TravelPerk users will be able to use data analytics to travel smarter and more efficiently.

James Dent is joining the team at TravelPerk as an ESG Sustainability Data Analyst to drive our sustainability product offering, review our internal corporate sustainability policy, and help future proof the business. Susterra’s accuracy, granularity, and actionable insights offer businesses that want to adopt a sustainable, responsible travel strategy the perfect solution. 

Sustainability is a long game, and this is another step in the right direction towards helping businesses to reach a net-zero by 2030, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement 1.5 degrees emissions pathway.

And this isn’t the last you’ll hear from TravelPerk on the topic of sustainable travel. Stay tuned and watch this space for more exciting announcements that will turn travel green!

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