Reduce your carbon footprint

Did you know that commuting generates one third of all the UK’s carbon emissions from cars? Your employees’ journey to work each day could be one of your biggest sources of CO2 emissions. There are lots of things you can do to help make those journeys greener, such as installing showers or bike racks, and helping with public transport costs (organisations such as Sustrans and Sustainable Routes have lots of ideas to get you started). But if you want to go the extra mile, how about helping your employees to cut out their commute altogether, at least for some of the week?

BT did just that when they introduced their Workstyle project:

“As a result of the BT Workstyle project, BT avoids the purchase of approximately 12 million litres of fuel per year, resulting in 54,000 tonnes less CO2 being generated in the UK. Flexible working has helped BT minimise the environmental impact of its operations globally – since 1996, BT has reduced CO2 emissions by 60%.” (Flexible Working: Can Your Company Compete Without It?)

Check back soon for news on myworkhive tools that will help you measure CO2 savings from remote working.