TravelPerk, the biggest travel management platform in the world, has announced the opening of GreenPerk API, an API-based service for travel management platforms, as well as their customers and all businesses.
GreenPerk API will provide the tools for climate-conscious consumers and businesses to measure their carbon footprint, strategise to reduce emissions and aid the overall transition to net zero.
This act of indirect procurement (purchasing services needed to keep the daily activities within a business going) is a part of TravelPerk’s goal to become the most open business travel platform, in offering sustainable travel to adventurous customers.
Quantifying the environmental impact of travel
Post-pandemic, many people are excited to look at holiday destinations again - but many have also become more wary of the climate crisis. Companies have a greater need for analytics that quantify the environmental impact of travel.
GreenPerk API offers direct access to data and analytics regarding a business's carbon footprint across flights, rail, accommodation and car hire. GreenPerk API builds on TravelPerk’s highly-successful GreenPerk product, which allows travellers to offset their entire carbon impact directly through the TravelPerk platform.
Joining businesses with sustainable technology, for a green holiday
The launch of GreenPerk API is an exciting milestone for TravelPerk in delivering on its long-term mission to connect people in real life in an enjoyable and sustainable way.
“We recognise 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,” said Avi Meir, CEO and co-founder of TravelPerk. “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.”
“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,” said James Dent, Head of ESG & Sustainability at TravelPerk. “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 behaviour and help businesses reach net zero by 2030.”
“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 centralising our CO2e emissions data from travel into one source,” said Ian Smedley, Head of Global Procurement of global engineering consultancy, Ricardo plc. “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.”
The level of granularity provided by TravelPerk and the seamless integration of the API has been instrumental in helping the company accelerate its move to a zero emissions future by 2030.