ZiaBia’s journey to Net Zero

Blog | Sustainability, Transport

Following the messages and key outcomes from COP26, the team at ZiaBia wanted to find a way to be more sustainable, in the ever-changing world in which we live in.

Looking at the remaining part of this year, we decided to focus on our travel. For the last few years, understandably, we have had to do very limited travel as the whole world has been ‘online’ but this is now ramping back up!

Making our travel net zero

A big question being asked at the moment of the events industry as a whole, is

‘how do you remain sustainable when you are starting to fly all over the world again?’

If it has to happen, for a good business reason, how can we work towards being Net Zero?

From September, the ZiaBia team will be travelling alongside one of our clients to deliver the European leg of their World Tour. Specifically being on site in 8 countries, but in total running 21 events. In general, now face to face is firmly back on everyone’s agenda, our travel has substantially increased. We wanted to look into how we could offset this  as we have many international events coming online for 2023.

Enter COCO+

I met Phil Brown many years ago when we worked together in hotels, and we caught up in July. Over the last few years he has co-founded and launched a full service travel management company. They are committed to making a difference to the planet and are a B Corp pending business.

Following our catch up and tour of the platform the COCO+ team use, we are now proud to say that they are our travel partner for train, planes, automobiles and any other form of transport we may need to use. This will help us travel on behalf of our clients in a sustainable way!

What we really liked about their approach was that they combine intuitive technology that prioritises the most sustainable trip options and with their Offset+ Pledge, they are going to enable ZiaBia to travel at Net Zero, at no extra effort.

What’s next?

Looking forward, ZiaBia will review all of our systems and approaches, with B Corp being a focus for us. We truly want to do the best we can to deliver for our clients in the most sustainable way to do our part for our planet, as we only have one chance to look after it.

If anyone would like more details or information on COCO+ or an introduction as to how they can help, just let us know!

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Vicky Gardner

Author Bio:
I have worked in the Events industry since 2005 and can honestly say I don’t think any two days are ever the same!! One of my passions in life is planning and this industry allows me to do this on a daily basis, while meeting a huge variety of different people – from all walks of life – all over the world.

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