One-third (30%) of media group Archant’s 2,000 staff have opted for lower-carbon-emitting cars through the firm’s green contract hire and leasing car scheme. CLM manages the scheme, which was introduced to reduce the fleet’s carbon footprint.
As well as aiming to drive current CO2 emission levels from an average of 146g/km down to about 118g/km, Archant has set its drivers an extra incentive by offering the Vauxhall Corsa ecoFlex model, which emits just 98g/km of CO2. Staff who opt for this car will have their benefit-in-kind tax bills paid by Archant.
Greg Parton, the firm’s head of procurement and sustainability, says: “Archant is not saving money by introducing it, but we are doing our bit for the environment.”
This is one of a series of green initiatives by the firm. It has also rolled out a green champions forum, central recycling points, a green staff award to recognise sustainability ideas, and has appointed a sustainability correspondent.
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