In this ever evolving technical world, the need for arduous traveling is becoming an obsolete element, in most cases it’s just no longer needed and could be classed as a waste of 2 of the most important resources in a business, TIME and MONEY
We have simulated a few calculations below based on information provided by
Sales Reps travelling to prospective clients
A team of 5 sales reps can visit 2 prospects per day (5 day working week) and covering roughly 300 miles each per day that works out of an average of 7500 miles per week for 10 prospects visited.
Calculating they all drive a new, fully serviced 2.0 TDI German saloons which have:
Av. 53.7 MPG
138.7 g/KM of Carbon
That works out at 1.664 TONNES of carbon a week. To offset this it would cost you about £12.90 per tonne.
Fuel cost would be £876.20
This doesn’t take in to account wages spend for
“dead time” of traveling
Wear and tear
Depreciation of vehicle
So if you get all 10 prospects what’s the issue right? But when would that ever happen, and even if you did have the perfect product / service, we can still offer you an easier solution:
We can offer you a platform where you can get ALL of your prospects, existing clients etc. in one VIRTUAL place where you can do your pitch, live demonstration or whatever you need to do and still retain that one on one key interaction with our available widgets and chat features.
Obviously, the attendees are only visible to you and your team.
Not to sound like a well-known cleaning brand... “But wait there’s more”…..
It doesn’t just apply to sales travel, we have international clients who are simply amazed with the savings and offsets they can show by running their town hall, monthly, quarterly (you get the idea) meetings virtually!
All though the CFO might like a “jolly” across the pond to report figures, sometimes it’s just not required!
Have you ever wondered how much CO2 a 747 produces?
Distance: 5556 km
Fuel used: 59.6 tonnes
Seat occupancy: 80%
Fuel use: 32.2 g per passenger km
CO2 emissions: 101 g per passenger km
Cruising speed: 910 km per hour
CO2 emissions: 92 kg CO2 per hour
That would be ½ tonne of carbon PER passenger, one way!
Again this doesn’t take into account flight costs travel either side accommodation sundries (well you get the idea)
All for the want of running it’s as a 60 – 90 minute webinar, be it video, webcam or good old fashioned audio and slides.
Look, I didn’t want this to sound like a full on sales pitch, but I feel the importance of doing what you can to help reduce the human races ever increasing carbon footprint not only personally but through our business is a fundamental key to make a change, and if it saves those 2 most important resources we have (time and money) surely it’s a no brainer!