It’s interesting to see how often it comes up in the news these days that we are damaging the planet with excessive travel. At the end of 2018, we brought you our Series on Sustainability. In the series, we explained the basics of climate change and how business travel can cause harmful effects on the environment.
Considering that one tree can compensate for 500kg of CO2 in a lifetime, each passenger of a flight from London to New York would have to plant around 6 trees to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, more sustainable travel solutions such as trains are often more expensive than air travel.
However, there are plenty of ways we hope and wish that governments and businesses will make changes to frequency that we travel. We would love to see a world where everyone is making small steps in their everyday life to help save the only planet we have! One possibility to reduce the frequency of business travel is to make use of business telephonic solutions to offset the demands of travel.
Use your virtual PBX
Having access to the virtual PBX means your employees can work from anywhere. This can allow you to hire people who live in other cities without worrying about footing the cost of travel. When there is an important conference to attend cross-country or overseas, whoever makes the trip can easily communicate with the office.
Local phone numbers
To minimize travel between business meetings, we can help you set up local phone numbers. This allows your distant colleagues and clients to contact you without having to pay the costs for calls between different countries. And, for urgent situations, this is a great solution to emergency travel for meetings.
Conference call-in numbers
Avoid traveling cross-country by making use of conference calls rather than face-to-face meetings. Those invited to the teleconference can access it through a bridge number. This is a number they can call to connect to the conference call from wherever they are. This gives you less of a need for frequent meetings, and your business travel expenses will be considerably lower.
A bonus to all of these solutions? By engaging in less business travel, your company’s carbo footprint will decrease dramatically! Saving money and saving the planet? We call that a win-win situation!
Contact us today to learn about these solutions and more.