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Workplace Travel Challenge

The BITC Wales Workplace Travel Challenge (WTC) engaged employees in environmental behaviour change.

Developed to support and challenge companies in South East Wales to take a closer look at their travel-related carbon emissions, it helped companies implement changes that make a real difference to workplace efficiency and employee morale while lowering their carbon emissions and saving money.

Targeting business and commuter travel, this programme engaged employees from 13 businesses in a month-long sustainable travel challenge in May 2014. The aim was to get as many employees possible travelling by bike, on foot, by public transport, by car-sharing and by avoiding unnecessary travel by video conference when appropriate.

The results

  • During the month long challenge we:

  • Recorded 6,656 sustainable journeys

  • Saved 20.389t of CO2 through avoiding 13,000 car journeys

  • Engaged 427 participants from 13 companies

  • Saved the participating businesses £24,663 in business-related travel expenses

  • Recruited 244 volunteers who gave 1,161 hours of volunteer time

The participants

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Dolmans Solicitors, Brother Industries (UK), Intellectual Property Office, Barclays Partner Finance, Lloyds Banking Group, RCT Homes, Carillion,  Morgan Cole LLP, Companies House, Wales and West Housing , DVLA and PHS Group

This work was funded by the Welsh Government SSL scheme, delivered by Environment Wales and Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales.

The programme was supported by Traveline Cymru, SEWTA and Sustrans Wales who also designed an Online Tool to enable measurement of the Challenge’s outcomes.

Get in touch!

The Workplace Travel Challenge has now ended. However if you are interested in hearing more about the ways your company can engage employees in environmental behaviour change, please contact Roger Bassett-Jones at Business in the Community: roger.bassett-jones@bitc.org.uk / 029 2078 0062