Traveloka has joined forces with global climate company, South Pole, to launch a pilot climate action checkout for flight bookings for users in Singapore.
From June 16, Singapore-based consumers will be able to check the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted on their flights and make donations towards a climate action project that is reducing emissions from the atmosphere. The revenue generated will be allocated to the Khon Buri wastewater treatment plant, a GHG mitigation project in Thailand.
This climate action project is a closed loop system that captures the methane emissions from a starch factory in Khon Buri, and uses the otherwise harmful gas to generate heat and electricity for the facility – the endeavour will reduce both GHG emissions into the atmosphere and fossil fuel consumption.
Traveloka’s new offering follows the launch of another recent platform feature, which allows users to easily identify and book hotels in Indonesia with a credible sustainability certification accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
Traveloka’s president, Caesar Indra, commented: “South-east Asia must (work on making) travel more sustainable, and ultimately embrace sustainability in everything we do. Our new climate action checkout for Singapore travellers is an excellent starting point for us to provide more comprehensive climate offerings.”
“Research tells us that it’s not just companies who are looking for an opportunity to take responsibility for their impact – customers are too. South Pole’s solutions provide that opportunity (by) making meaningful climate action possible for every one of us, right now,” said Marwan Mounzer, global associate director, digital solutions, South Pole.