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HOW TO DECARBONISE YOUR BUSINESS

STEP ONE


RETHINK YOUR BANK


Over there last 12 months, the leading banks in the UK - Barclays, Natwest, HSBC, Santander & Lloyds - provided $37bn to fossil fuels companies, helping to drive climate change. Visit Make My Money Matter and tell your bank to break up with fossil fuel expansion & green your company pension schemes. It's quick and easy and effective.



STEP TWO


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES


HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES BUY ELECTRIC BIKES with the Bike2workscheme.co.uk. It is a free employee benefit approved by the government, designed to get more people cycling to work and living healthier lives. For employees they get to buy a new electric bike with reductions of up to 48.25%. For Employers the scheme is not only free but it can save you thousands in national insurance contributions and contribute to workplace productivity. What is not to love.



GIVE EMPLOYEES MORE TIME TO TRAVEL ABROAD ON HOLIDAY BY TRAIN & CAR, NOT PLANE. CLIMATE PERKS is an employer benefits scheme where staff receive paid ‘journey days’ to choose low-carbon holiday travel instead of flying. Research found that 50% of people are ready to reduce the amount they fly in response to climate change - but only 3% of us do. There’s a key barrier: time. Choosing clean travel often means sacrificing hard-earned annual leave. This initiative helps alleviate that.



STEP 3


THINK , TALK, MEET


Have meetings about what the barriers are to low carbon work lives. Each industry has unique problems to overcome. Getting employees on board at the "pow wow" stage is a good way of getting them to board with any solutions you crack.





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