MasterCard uses the data from credit-card purchases to allow businesses to view detailed information on their travel-related carbon emissions.

 

MasterCard and Brighter Planet have collaborated on a new program to assist businesses interested in tracking their environmental impact while traveling. The MasterCard Carbon Emissions Reporting feature inserts purchase data from flights, rental cars, hotels and travel purchases into a carbon-scoring algorithm that helps businesses find out if they are meeting their own environmental benchmarks. The program is intended give companies deeper insights into their travel purchases so that they can in turn, make more environmentally-friendly decisions.

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