GreenPerk is TravelPerk's carbon neutral business travel program. We've partnered with the non-profit, atmosfair, to let you offset your business travel CO₂ emissions directly through our platform. Offsetting happens on a per-trip basis, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of your company's business travel to zero.
As well as this, GreenPerk is an opportunity to gain visibility of your business travel's environmental impact. With our CO₂ emissions dashboard, you can see exactly how much carbon dioxide your business travel is emitting and how much you're offsetting—helping you make more sustainable travel decisions.
- How does GreenPerk work?
- What does carbon neutral mean?
- How much does GreenPerk cost?
- How is the cost of GreenPerk calculated?
- Do I need to do the calculations myself?
- Where does the money my company pays for offsetting go?
- What travel services can GreenPerk offset emissions for?
- Will there be any CO₂ reporting available?
- Will my company receive a carbon offsetting certificate?
- Is GreenPerk tax-deductible?
- How do I cancel GreenPerk?
How does GreenPerk work?
If you're a TravelPerk customer, you can opt in to offset 100% of the carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions for all of your company’s business trips with GreenPerk. As soon as you join the GreenPerk program, you'll start to contribute to carbon offsetting projects every time you book a trip on TravelPerk.
From the Reporting tab, you'll get access to real-time tracking to let you see how much carbon dioxide your company emits through business travel.
What does carbon neutral mean?
Carbon neutral is a term used to describe the action of organizations, businesses, and individuals taking action to remove as much carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the atmosphere as they put into it. The goal of carbon neutrality is to achieve a zero carbon footprint. Businesses who use TravelPerk can make their travel carbon neutral with GreenPerk.
How much does GreenPerk cost?
You pay for GreenPerk on a per-trip basis. On average, just 4% of a trip's total price can offset 100% of its carbon emissions.
How is the cost of GreenPerk calculated?
Our partner, atmosfair, charge a fixed price of €23 per CO₂ tonne. We charge a 15% service fee on top of this to cover our own costs, which brings the total to €27.
The final cost per trip will always depend on the travel choices for that trip—as trains emit fewer CO₂ emissions than planes, for example.
Let's take a look at an example:
A round-trip flight from London to Barcelona costs €170 and emits 0.36 tonnes of CO₂. A two-night stay in a standard hotel costs €250 and emits 0.029 tonnes. So, given that 1 tonne of CO₂ costs €27, offsetting this trip would cost around €17.60.
Do I need to do the calculations myself?
No, not at all. We automatically calculate the cost of offsetting each trip for you at the checkout, and your company pays for it at the same time as the booking.
Where does the money my company pays for offsetting go?
Our partner, atmosfair, divide the contributions into different sustainable carbon offsetting projects in developing countries that are designed to reduce future emissions. Projects that atmosfair currently work on include: Nepal biogas, Rwanda cookstoves, and India biomass power plants. You can read more about atmosfair's projects on their website.
What travel services can GreenPerk offset emissions for?
With GreenPerk, you can offset CO₂ emissions for anything you book on the TravelPerk platform. That means all your flights, hotels, trains, and cars will be carbon neutral.
Will there be any CO₂ reporting available?
Yes, your company will receive a quarterly CO₂ report that will include a CSV with all carbon emissions data relevant to each trip. In addition, we'll include graphs with insights that can help you spot further sustainability opportunities with regard to business travel—though this process may be subject to change in the future. Even companies who aren't part of GreenPerk yet will still be able to see actionable data about carbon emissions in the Reporting tab.
Will my company receive a carbon offsetting certificate?
Every customer who is part of GreenPerk will receive a certificate and badge to show that they're part of our offsetting program. However, this is not an official document or recognized by any environmental body.
Is GreenPerk tax-deductible?
At the moment, contributions to atmosfair through carbon offsetting programs are only tax-deductible in Germany. This is something they are looking at in light of an increasing number of international contributors. For TravelPerk customers, this means that if you have a German subsidiary which can be the official party making the contribution, you would be eligible to receive a receipt for the tax service. If this is the case, please contact email@example.com, until we establish a more formal process for this.
How do I cancel GreenPerk?
If you're an admin, you can cancel your company's participation in the GreenPerk program on the Plans page of your Company settings. Changes will take effect immediately—meaning any trips you book after canceling will no longer be carbon neutral.