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Sustainable travel for businesses

​​There are changes you can make to help the business reduce the costs of travel. For example:​

  • developing teleconference facilities
  • planning routes
  • combining journeys
  • having pool bikes
  • using lower engine size vehicles
  • using electric or hybrid vehicles
  • making sure your vehicles have proper maintenance
  • providing eco driver training
  • incorporating travel policies into wider company policies

Develop a workplace travel plan

Before you can take any action to change the way staff and clients travel, you need to understand what happens at the moment. The most effective way to do this is through creating a workplace travel plan

Once a plan is written, it needs to be reviewed each year to reflect the changes in your business. The plan will help you to identify changes you can make that will make it easier for people to change the way they travel.

Watch the eco active travel plan on YouTube.

Encourage active travel

Active travel includes cycling, running and walking or other active modes of travel. It means you are using your own energy rather than relying on fuelled vehicles. 

There are lots of benefits for active travel, including:

  • reduced costs
  • improved physical and mental health
  • improved fitness
  • lower carbon emissions
  • becoming more environmentally friendly
Encourage workplace competition by signing up to the Love to Ride workplace challenge.

Eco driver training

Eco driver training is available to members and leaders of the eco active business network for free. 

Eco driving does not involve making any changes to vehicles instead it is a driving style that reduces fuel bills, cuts carbon emissions and lowers accident rates. Adopting eco driving can reduce a vehicles miles per gallon (MPG) by up to 15%. 

Watch the this video on how to drive eco active on Youtube.

Apply for eco driver training

Electric Vehicle Purchase Incentive (EVPI)

Eligible applicants can apply for funding to help them buy an electric:

  • car
  • van
  • moped 
  • motorbike​​

Applications for the Electric Vehicle Purchase Incentive (EVPI) may be made from 29 August 2023 until further notice. 

The purchase incentive aims to speed up Jersey’s transition to electric vehicles by bringing down the cost of electric vehicles to be closer to petrol or diesel alternatives.​

​Find out more about the Electric Vehicle Purchase Incentive and the Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive​.

Eco active case studies

Transport: Using technology to reduce carbon emissions

A business has introduced technology to streamline their delivery service. This reduces their carbon footprint and costs for customers. 

Eco active business case study on using technology to reduce carbon emissions

Transport: Changing to biodiesel

A business has moved their diesel fleet to biodiesel. They have reduced carbon emissions from their fleet by 90% and have saved 188 tonnes of carbon.

Eco active business case study on converting to biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions

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