TMC consortium Focus Travel Partnership has enhanced its sustainability credentials by achieving accreditation from Greengage.
The UK-based partnership has received Greengage’s ECOsmart travel management industry certification, which recognises organisations that can “demonstrate a comprehensive approach” to sustainability within their business as well as promoting a “green approach” to clients.
Organisations are required to show an understanding of best sustainability practices and have a “comprehensive” policy in place to reduce their environmental impact.
For Focus Travel Partnership, these measures have included reducing paper waste through digital ticketing and invoicing, encouraging the use of public transport and carpooling for business trips, as well as installing energy-efficient technologies and using environmentally friendly suppliers when possible.
Dani Ives, partnership project manager at Focus Travel Partnership, said: “Sustainability is a key goal and we're committed to minimising our impact on the environment. This certification acknowledges our achievements and inspires us to continue to find new and innovative ways to reduce our footprint and promote sustainability.”
Greengage uses guidelines set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals framework, and the international ISO14001 environmental management standard.
Andrew Perrolls, CEO of Greengage ECOsmart, added: “Through this process Focus has implemented business practices that help protect the planet, and it's great to see how this extends to supporting partners on their sustainability journey.
“As part of their carbon reduction planning, Focus are now carbon neutral in their operations.”