Green Supply Chain Enablers
Employee Services Solution Providers
GetThere (Southlake, Texas, www.getthere.com) and Rearden Commerce (Foster City, Calif., www.reardencommerce.com). As with any change, the easiest way to get people to make greener choices is to make the greener choice easy to make. Both GetThere and Rearden Commerce offer employee business services solutions that aim to do just that.
GetThere, a division of Sabre, launched GetThere Green, which it bills as the first green corporate travel program, to enable corporations to integrate environmentally focused travel policies, educate travelers about the carbon footprint of their journey and influence choices travelers make in the booking process. The program integrates carbon data and allows companies to embed a carbon calculator in the booking process, helping travelers track their emissions. It also supports the designation of "green partners" to highlight certain air, auto, hotel and rail suppliers.
The Rearden Personal Assistant from Rearden Commerce offers an online solution for managing an array of business services based on company policies and employees' own personal preferences. The solution now offers information on the environmental impact of air travel to its users through a carbon calculator that can provide information, for example, on more eco-friendly travel choices, such as opting for a Web conference rather than air travel.