2014 United States-Booked Air Volume: $74 million
2014 Global T&E: $463 million
Financial services and investment bank UBS spent 457 million Swiss
francs on travel and entertainment in 2014, up about 2 percent from
2013. BTN estimates that UBS’s 2014 United States-booked air volume
increased, as well.
In 2014, the company offset the entire 75,300 metric tons of
carbon dioxide equivalent generated by its business travel, up from
72,600 in 2013. UBS since has offset 100 percent of the emissions
generated by travel. The company encourages employees to use
high-speed rail travel or such alternatives as remote conferencing
to reduce emissions.
UBS travelers racked up 684 million person-kilometers last year, up
about 4 percent from 2013. About 97.1 percent of the 2014 person-kilometers were generated by air travel, 1.8 percent via rail travel
and the remainder via roads. UBS travelers flew about 296,000 flight
segments, a 3 percent increase year over year.
It totaled 28 billion Swiss francs in operating revenue last year, about
a 1 percent increase year over year, and before-tax profit slipped to
2. 5 billion Swiss francs from 3. 3 billion in 2013.
In 2014, the company had about 60,200 full-time-equivalent employees, about the same as in 2013.
57 THE COCA-COLA CO.
2014 United States-Booked Air Volume: $72 million
2014 Global Air Volume: $109 million
2014 U.S. T&E: $135 million
2014 Global T&E: $208 million
Principal Air Suppliers (in terms of spend): American JV,
Delta JV, Southwest, United JV
Principal Hotel Suppliers (in terms of spend): Hilton,
Principal Car Rental Supplier: Hertz Principal Online Booking Tool: Deem
Principal Expense Supplier: SAP
Principal Card Supplier: American Express
Consolidated U. S. TMC: Carlson Wagonlit Travel
The Coca-Cola Co. increased its 2014 United States-booked air
volume by 46 percent, after cutting back its air volume in 2013. The
company expects its air volume to decrease 15 percent during 2015.
The beverage giant in 2014 sourced a three-year global airline
program, consolidated its travel management services in the Middle
East, Africa, Europe and Asia and sourced a new global end-to-end
travel booking to expense system. In 2015, the company is focused on
implementing that system in North America; further consolidating
and implementing travel management services in the Middle East,
Europe, Asia and Africa; and leveraging its total global network of
bottler, manufactures and affiliates to maximize benefits for Coca-Cola and its partners.
Coca-Cola maintained its travel policy in 2014, and in 2015, it will
consider making modifications to class of service and enacting spend-
reduction initiatives. Coca-Cola’s travel outside the United States is
consolidated with American Express Global Business Travel, HRG and
Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
American Express supplies corporate cards for Coca-Cola’s approximately 30,000 business travelers. Coca-Cola utilized Deem as its booking tool in the United States in 2014, while travelers outside the United
States booked online through Concur. The company is in the process of
making Concur its consolidated global booking tool.
SAP served as the company’s global expense reporting system in
2014, but Coca-Cola is converting to Concur in 2015.
58 KOCH INDUSTRIES
2014 United States-Booked Air Volume: $71 million
2014 Global Air Volume: $91 million
Consolidated Global TMC: BCD Travel
Diversified manufacturer Koch Industries’ global consolidated
agency was BCD Travel in 2014, but this year it transitioned to Carlson
United States-booked air volume increased almost 40 percent in 2014
from $53 million, owing to increased travel and acquisitions.
Koch is one of the largest private companies in America, with
estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes.
With a presence in more than 60 countries, it employs more than
100,000 people worldwide, about 60,000 of those in the United States.
2014 United States-Booked Air Volume: $70 million
2014 Global Air Volume: $130 million
2014 U.S. T&E: $150 million
2014 Global T&E: $270 million
Principal Air Suppliers: American, Delta, United
Principal Hotel Suppliers: Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott
Principal Car Rental Suppliers: Avis, Enterprise, Hertz
Principal Online Booking Tool: Concur Travel
Principal Expense Supplier: Concur Expense
Principal Card Supplier: American Express
Consolidated Global TMC: Carlson Wagonlit Travel
In April, telecommunications equipment manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent entered into an agreement to be acquired by Nokia. The deal is
expected to close in the first half of 2016.
Last year, Alcatel-Lucent established a single global travel policy, and
this year it is working to outsource some travel functions.
It has deployed videoconferencing systems to reduce emissions
related to business travel. At the end of 2014, the company installed 340
videoconferencing “hubs” worldwide. Employees used the videoconferencing network at an average rate of 2,933 hours per month in 2014.
The company reported a 37 percent decline in business travel emissions since it began tracking the metric in 2008, according to its 2014
Last year, it migrated to Concur Travel and Concur Expense. While
Concur Travel has been the primary booking tool in the United States,
Alcatel-Lucent also used KDS in other countries.