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Encouraging your staff to walk, cycle, use public transport, rideshare/carpool to and from work not only makes environmental sense, but is also good for your business bottom-line.
Increasing physical activity within your workforce will boost productivity and reduce absenteeism. Reducing the need for car parking and limiting taxi and air travel will save your business money.
People enjoy flexibility in all aspects of their lives and transport choice is no exception. People also value sustainability. Catering for this can make your organisation a preferred employer, and help to attract and retain talent.
Providing information on travel options and promoting sustainable modes through your regular communication channels may be all some employees need to get them started. Others will need facilities to improve before they try something new.
Celebrating your sustainable transport champions and promoting your activities to new staff are great ways to create an internal ‘green travel’ culture.
Some of the actions listed in this guide will have a significant impact, yet cost your organisation little or nothing. Some require a modest level of investment. Regardless of cost, having senior management on board will increase their effectiveness.
The following is by no means an exhaustive list. The best initiatives are often specific to the individual workplace. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to listen to feedback and celebrate your success stories.