TravelPerk cements sustainability leadership by making carbon reduction tool GreenPerk API available to travel industry and corporates
- GreenPerk API delivers data on business’s travel-related carbon footprint, enabling companies to analyze the impact of their business travel and create sustainable travel policies to reach net zero
- The launch builds on TravelPerk’s sustainability leadership position following the launch of GreenPerk, which allows business travelers to report and offset their carbon impact directly through the TravelPerk platform
- GreenPerk API is the latest product built by TravelPerk for third party users, after TravelSafe API in 2020, as part of its mission to become the most open travel management platform
London and Barcelona, 2 March 2022: TravelPerk, the largest global travel management platform, today announces the launch of GreenPerk API, its open API-based service for travel management platforms, their customers, and all businesses, giving them the tools to measure their carbon footprint and build strategies that will cost-effectively reduce emissions and aid the transition to net zero. The launch represents a major milestone in TravelPerk’s mission to become the most open business travel platform and cements the company’s leadership position within sustainable travel. After almost two years of working remotely, the need to return to face-to-face meetings is paramount for the sake of fostering creativity and collaboration in teams. At the same time, sustainability has emerged as a top priority, and business leaders are now looking to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and establish robust sustainability practices. As a result, companies’ need for analytics that quantify the environmental impact of travel and hybrid working has never been greater. In an industry-first, GreenPerk API provides direct access to the most comprehensive data and analytics available about a business's carbon footprint across a full spectrum of travel verticals including flights, rail, accommodation and car hire. Businesses and travel management platforms that integrate GreenPerk API can make use of data gathering, analytical insights, and access to offsetting. This builds on TravelPerk’s highly-successful GreenPerk product, which allows business travelers to report and offset their entire carbon impact directly through the TravelPerk platform. GreenPerk API also enables businesses to create policies that are both strategic and cost-effective. The API can provide comparisons of the cost of different modes of low-emissions
travel, dependent on factors such as route, city destinations, airports within the same cities and nations, and the availability of alternative travel modes such as rail.
Powered by TravelPerk’s own extensive database and global frameworks for greenhouse gas methodologies, GreenPerk API marks the introduction of the travel industry’s most comprehensive inventory of carbon footprint data relating to national and international rail routes. Packaging these insights with information about cost values means more companies will be able to effectively balance their sustainability goals with financial decision-making.
Avi Meir, CEO and co-founder of TravelPerk, said:
“The launch of GreenPerk API is an exciting milestone for TravelPerk in delivering on our long-term mission: to connect people in real life in an enjoyable and sustainable way.
“We recognize the challenge in developing a sustainability strategy and as a business, we wanted to put our focus into providing a solution that is open, flexible and easy to integrate. GreenPerk API will enable companies to think holistically about sustainability, meaning not just reducing travel emissions but feeding this information into a wider approach that looks at tackling the environmental impact of collaborating in a hybrid working environment where business travel is a key component.”
James Dent, Head of ESG & Sustainability at TravelPerk, said:
“We’ve launched GreenPerk API because our customers and partners want to understand how they can better measure and reduce their travel-related carbon footprint. Business travel is an important part of that picture and we’re excited that our product and data will help businesses make the right decisions.
Through GreenPerk API, we want to change global travel behavior and help businesses reach net zero by 2030.”
Ian Smedley, Head of Global Procurement of global engineering consultancy, Ricardo plc, said:
“Given that we operate in various geographies and meeting with clients and suppliers is an essential part of our business model, GreenPerk API has been particularly useful for centralizing our CO2e emissions data from travel into one source. We then develop this into insights and assess our progress against our approved science-based target.
GreenPerk API has also helped deliver strategies including planning business travel activity transportation using air and rail-travel emissions calculated by GreenPerk using bespoke software analysis. This level of granularity provided by TravelPerk and the seamless integration of the API has been instrumental in helping us accelerate our move to a zero emissions future by 2030.”
TravelPerk is the next-generation business travel platform pioneering the future of business travel. TravelPerk’s all-in-one platform gives travelers the freedom they want whilst providing companies with the control they need. The result is saved time, money, and hassle for everyone.
TravelPerk has the world’s largest travel inventory alongside powerful management features, 24/7 customer support, state-of-the-art technology and consumer-grade design, all of which is enabling companies worldwide to get the most out of their travel.
Backed by world-class investors like Kinnevik, Target Global, Felix Capital, Greyhound Capital, General Catalyst, Spark Capital, Heartcore, LocalGlobe, Amplo, 14W — investors in some of the most disruptive companies in tech including Zalando, Slack, Trello, Twitter, Farfetch and Delivery Hero — TravelPerk is reinventing business travel with an end-to-end solution that works. Visit https://www.travelperk.com/travel-solutions/sustainability/greenperk-api/ for more information