Case study: Marriott staff create woodland

Marriott UK has introduced a carbon capture payroll-giving scheme through The Woodland Trust. By donating part of their salary, staff can reduce their carbon footprint by having trees planted.

The benefit, which is aligned to Marriott’s environmental strategy ‘Spirit to Preserve’, was communicated using its benefits website, payslip flyers and a benefits guide. Sarah Newsome, manager of compensation and benefits at Marriott Europe, says: “Staff have embraced the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint. It is important large employers do their bit for the environment – and what better way than by creating new woodland, so people can see the their donations’ effect on the landscape for years to come.”

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