Environmental Impact of Salary Sacrifice Schemes
It is every company corporate social responsibility to minimize their business operations impact on the environment. One of the major concerns at the moment is co2 output for which motor cars are both directly and indirectly responsible.
The average UK commute is 15 miles each day and the average UK car produces 164g of CO2 for every kilometer driven. 15 miles = 24 km @ 164g = 3936g or about 4 kg of CO2 per working day.
This isn’t even taking into account the original production and subsequent disposal of the vehicles concerned.
The industry has moved ahead massively in the last few years. New cars use plastics and other components to reduce not just co2 emissions on a journey but upon manufacture and disposal. In addition, fuel economy has risen massively with everything from a small sporty hatchback to a luxury estate now delivering 60+mpg at sub 120 co2/km
Salary sacrifice rewards those who chose lower emission vehicles. In fact, we prefer to restrict a driver to such vehicles as nowadays there really is no need to choose a polluting car. So far in 2011, the average Fleet Evolution salary sacrifice customer has reduced their staff’s co2 footprint by 35% where replacement vehicles have been taken. This isn’t just great for the planet; with the current fuel price, it’s fantastic for both driver and employee too!
To supplement this all of our services are available electronically – from invoicing to service reminders. This further reduces environmental impact and helps to safeguard the planet for our children.
Salary sacrifice should play an important part in your drive to lower your employees impact on the environment. To learn more simply select a link from the left-hand side or contact us today.