CO₂ - emission Scope-3

Measuring is knowing

As so often it is a matter of doing it. Start by measuring the emissions caused by business travel, set a goal and take action and make choices to achieve this goal. So, it starts with measuring. Measuring is knowing. 

Raphide has a budgeting system in which, just as for the financials, budgets can be used for COemissions. 

Raphide has a custom configurable dashboard on which statstics, for the current year and previous years, are displayed according to:  

  • General reporting including CO2-emission Scope-3
  • Total annual CO2-emission
  • Total CO2-emission per mode of transport: rail, car & air
  • Per department, business unit & traveller
  • Total distance travelled by mode of transport
  • CO2-emission ratio is the weight of CO2-emission per kilometre travelled
  • CO2-emission saved for trips < 700 kilometres: Air2Rail

Summary on how the Raphide instrument calculates carbon

Google Maps coordinates for Airports and Train stations

  • Straight line distances
  • Correct with altitude
  • Taxiing at Airports
  • FlightAware data (speed, altitude & airplane type)

Rail emissions approach

  • Bird’s eye view of the globe
  • We correct it with crow flies because trains do not travel straight line
  • RRG Oldenburg data

Air emission approach

Regional Airplane < 700 km
European Airplane 700-2500 km
Intercontinental 2500 km>

Transparent simple consistent calculation

  1. Rail & Air carbon Scope -3
  2. Statistical method and real numbers-based correction for approximating the actual distance travelled
  3. Audit log and accounting trail
  4. Budget CO2 emissions

Workflow Platform

Raphide is the online booking tool for: 
  • - Bookers & travellers
  • - Travel managers
  • - Travel buyers
  • - Finance managers
  • - Senior management
  • - Risk managers
  • - Sustainability managers
  • - Travel management companies
And last not least:
  • - Our children
  • - Our planet 

Sustainable Business Programme

Request our papers:  
  • - Sustainable Development Goals linked to business travel 
  • - Select sustainable suppliers in Request For Proposal (RFP)
  • - Small COreduction steps
  • - 7 tips on how to reach your company's CO2-emission target
  • - Sustainable choices in global business travel after the COVID-19 pandemic





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