Business travel buyers slow to turn green, says survey

Two-thirds of business travel buyers are still not green, according to a survey by The Business Travel Show.
 
As the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, draws to an end, the survey found that 68 per cent of business travel buyers do not have a green buying policy in place.
 
Of the 252 business travel buyers surveyed, less than one third (32 per cent) of buyers admitted to have a green buying policy, and only 12 per cent have plans to grow one.
 
Of the buyers who don’t have a policy, fewer than one fifth (19 per cent) claimed they were planning to instigate the issue; 12 per cent believe it’s not economically viable to be green in the current trading climate; and 37 per cent have written it off as not a priority.
 
The Business Travel Show, which organises the leading free-to-attend corporate travel conference, is responding by hosting a green masterclass for buyers called Sustainability – Where to Now?
 
The Business Travel Show’s Event Director David Chapple said: “Whether you are five years into the ‘greening’ of your travel programme or set to introduce an environmental dimension for the first time, travel managers need a lot of help on this challenging journey.”
 
The Business Travel Show, organised by Centaur Media, takes place at Earls Court in London on 7 and 8 February 2012.
 
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