FCM partners with CAPA to provide new sustainability insights

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FCM Consulting has joined forces with Centre for Aviation CAPA and their partner, Envest Global, to unveil a new approach for clients to help them address their environmental aims when planning business travel.

Launching today, FCM has devised an industry-first service that pairs their methodology alongside insights from the CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report which goes beyond the typical single CO2 metric typically used for sustainability calculations.

FCM now has access to data which provides comparable ranking of airlines incorporating over 10 ‘sustainability parameters’.

“As sustainability has risen to the top of the agenda, we make it our business to be a step ahead in the evolution of emissions measurement and reporting so that we can help our clients get the best out of their programmes and achieve their goals,” said Glenn Thorsen, sustainability lead at FCM Consulting.

“In this rapidly evolving area, it is critical to be able to access independently evaluated industry data pulled from credible, audited reports. Being able to tap into a global airline sustainability rating system is invaluable and will form the cornerstone of an already robust service offering that supports our clients on their sustainability journeys.”

FCM anticipates this new information will be beneficial to those looking to overlay existing travel policy elements with new sustainability data which is applicable on a macro level to allow for broader strategic decisions in comparison to case-by-case application of existing trip level calculations.

“CAPA and Envest Global remain committed to providing objective, data-driven assessment of the environmental sustainability performance of the world’s largest airlines, and being the single source of truth for key industry stakeholders,” said Marco Navarria, CAPA’s global content & marketing director.

“The use of the CAPA/Envest Airline Sustainability Rating system, which rates and ranks each airline’s sustainability performance relative to others, will help businesses make informed decisions related to their corporate programmes.”

FCM is offering companies a benchmarking ‘taster’ on how their current air programme measures up against the expanded criteria.