Neu-Isenburg, December 07, 2023

Corporate payment expert AirPlus International is now enabling customers to easily record their CO2 emissions when booking hotels via DERHOTEL and Corporate Rates Club (CRC). For travelers, this means that CO2 emissions are mapped consistently from the booking and payment process through to entry into their billing systems. This new approach is the result of a joint concept by the four partners AirPlus, CRC, DERHOTEL, and SQUAKE, and has been technically implemented at short notice.

Smart and simple payment solutions for enhanced transparency

Using the centralized AirPlus payment solutions, the CO2 value of hotel stays can easily be recorded during the booking process via an additional data field as soon as it is activated by the customer. The CO2 calculation is carried out by SQUAKE, a company that specializes in calculating CO2 emissions. These emissions are shown on the AirPlus statement for each hotel transaction – both in PDF format and electronically. The solution also allows travelers to view the CO2 emissions for each hotel before booking, enabling them to make more informed choices of where they stay. Combined with AirPlus Green Reports, which offer detailed CO2 reporting for business air travel, customers can enjoy deep insight into the environmental impact of their business trips.

Strong partnerships for sustainability

As part of the mandatory expansion of sustainability reporting from January 01, 2024 in accordance with the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), AirPlus is continuously working to support customers with implementation. The company has recognized that customers are willing to go beyond the regulatory requirements of the CSRD: In addition to the obligation to record the CO2 emissions of corporate mobility, many companies are going one step further by recording the CO2 emissions generated on business trips during hotel stays and including these in their offsetting initiatives. The combination of climate-friendly payment solutions and precise CO2 calculation shows how AirPlus is working with partners to create transparency into sustainable hotel bookings and beyond.


About AirPlus International:

AirPlus International is a leading international provider of corporate payment solutions. 53,000 corporate customers rely on AirPlus for the payment and evaluation of their business trips and other purchasing services. The products and services are marketed worldwide under the AirPlus International brand. AirPlus is an issuer of the UATP and Mastercard card schemes. The AirPlus Company Account is the most successful billing account within the UATP. For more information, visit airplus.com.

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