Crest Nicholson has introduced a carbon-capping scheme across its entire fleet of 230 company cars.
The housebuilding firm had previously implemented a maximum emissions cap of 195g/km across all its company-owned vehicles and has now combined this with an incentive scheme that aims to encourage and reward the use of low-emission cars.
Drivers will receive a 20% uplift to their allowance if they choose a car with CO2 emissions of 130g/km or less, enabling them to either spend 20% more when ordering a new car, or receive the difference as a cash supplement.
Stephen Stone, chief executive at Crest Nicholson, said: “Being a sustainable developer is a matter of passion and commercial imperative and, while we may be benchmarked on our environmental performance in the external delivery of sustainable housing, it is also fundamental we examine every aspect of our internal operations.
“As a socially responsible developer, we aim to encourage and facilitate more sustainable practices at every level of our operations, and the introduction of a new fleet management policy is a huge step in the right direction.
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