Businesses now able to cut costs and combat climate change

The current economic downturn is the perfect opportunity for UK businesses to cut back on their carbon dioxide emissions while simultaneously reducing their operational overheads, it has been claimed.

According to a number of polls taken at the recent Business Travel Show at London's Earls Court, a significant proportion of businesses are now actively reducing travel allowances for their employees in a bid to save money in this tough economic environment.

The consultancy firm A T Kearney has argued that, in addition to cutting costs, many firms are also helping to fight against climate change by banning short-haul flights and other unnecessary business travel.

"Here is a clear case for companies to save money as well as carbon by looking at ways to reduce their business travel and we place it with virtual meanings with lower carbon emissions," the firm's director of corporate travel Margaret Hansen stated.

"It is a very positive thing to have the opportunity to do the carbon trade off to do the right thing and help protect the Earth."

Just recently, the Conservatives put forward plans for flight rationing as a means of fighting climate change, but they were dropped on the back of public opposition.

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