Sustainability as the differentiator
As increasing numbers of organisations make the conscious decision to choose the more environmentally friendly option, we aren’t far from sustainability efforts becoming the major purchasing differentiator for organisations.
According to the Office of National Statistics, in 2020 24% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK were estimated to be from the transport sector. The transport sector consists of emissions from road transport, railways, domestic aviation, shipping, fishing and aircraft support vehicles.
Within road transportation, passenger cars are seen to be the most significant source of emissions within the transportation sector. Greenwashing accusations have resulted in calls for direct action and proof over sustainability claims.
What are scope emissions?
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are categorised into 3 scopes:
Scope 1 - direct emissions from owned sources or controlled by the organisation. E.g. company-owned vehicles and facilities.
Scope 2 - emissions from the generation of the electricity purchased by the company.
Scope 3 - indirect value-chain emissions that include transport and distribution, investment, leased assets and employee commuting.
As sustainability targets become the main purchasing differentiator, reducing your carbon footprint will help to win your organisation's business. By adopting employee shuttles organisations can significantly reduce their scope 3 emissions and take measurable actions toward carbon reductions.
Amidst growing calls for carbon reductions from the government and climate regulatory bodies, there’s no doubt that reducing scope 3 emissions should be a top priority for organisations of all sizes.
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the UK government recently fined over 30 companies for breaching climate change schemes put in place to meet net-zero emissions by 2050. It could be argued that employee shuttles reduce the likelihood of organisations incurring such fines.
In addition to the reduction of scope 3 emissions, organisations stand to gain the following additional benefits from implementing employee shuttles:
Significantly reduce on-site parking facilities
Gain the competitive edge - stand out to potential candidates
Widen your recruitment catchment - attract skilled employees irrespective of the distance to the main working hub
Minimise absenteeism and lateness of employees
Improve productivity - cater to the working needs of staff
There’s no denying that providing your workforce with a safe and secure means of getting to work shows that you care about the well-being of your workforce, further boosting morale and productivity.
It is clear to see that introducing employee shuttles is an effective solution to reducing scope 3 emissions and guaranteeing your team can travel to work in confidence.
If your organisation needs a fully managed, and hassle-free transport solution then get in touch with National Express Transport Solutions at Stand H22 at Business Travel Show Europe, ExCeL London, 29-30 June 2022.
Business Travel Show Europe returns to ExCeL London 28 & 29 June 2023!