Stantec UK, an international services provider to the design and consulting industry, has introduced a flexible salary sacrifice scheme to encourage employees to use electric and hybrid vehicles.
The business, which has 20 offices in the UK and is a part of a global consultancy with 350 locations and 22,000 employees around the world, has introduced this in conjunction with fleet management specialist Fleet Evolution.
The scheme is available to all Stantec UK employees, subject to usual salary sacrifice rules, with those who are eligible receiving a flexible benefit allowance, which they can choose to use towards more sustainable travel options.
Employees will be able to lease up to two vehicles for two, three or four years. Subject to surveys, each leaseholder will have an EV charger installed at their property. For every five leases, there will be a charge point installed at a Stantec UK office, so EVs can charge while staff are at work. If there are longer lead times for electric or hybrid vehicles, short-term hire arrangements will be offered for interim periods.
According to the organisation, its aim is to encourage more environmentally conscious modes of transport and behavioural change, and to provide access to electric and hybrid vehicles through its internal benefits programme.
The business has also said the move is a response to the global Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and increased environmental awareness, and has committed to new carbon reduction objectives and targets.
Gill Blandin-Ellis, human resources director at Stantec, said: “We’re very proud to launch this new scheme which focuses on rebranding and reframing our offer to employees with the environment in mind. The aim is to encourage further behavioural changes within our own operations to support our climate change commitments and targets. We look forward to more sustainability initiatives to drive forward a focus on protecting the environment.”