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Hotel booking agent BSI is introducing CO2 reporting for its clients, so they can monitor how much carbon is produced as a result of their hotel stays.
BSI is partnering with Care PAR (carbon emission per available room), which will supply the data. CarePAR calculates the amount of carbon generated in a single room per night.
BSI's Managing Director, Trevor Elswood, said CO2 reporting is a major industry gap.
The CO2 reporting will "enhance the selection process of clients' preferred hotel programmes", he said, as it enables BSI to identify, with greater accuracy, properties that meet customers' own environmental policies."
The reporting is currently being rolled out across BSI's client portfolio.
"We have engaged key suppliers and clients such as E.on and Fujitsu, throughout the entire planning process, working together towards the common goal of reducing carbon emissions."
Judith Gledhill, UK travel manager for E.on, said: "Minimising the ecological impact of our business is a top priority and BSI's reporting provides us with a much needed benchmarking tool for business accommodation.
"Based on informed choices, we can modify travel policies in line with wider environmental strategies, whilst continuing to benefit from the significant and accountable cost savings that BSI offers."