East Midlands Airport staff combat petrol increases by car sharing

East Midlands Airport has recently seen a 4% rise in colleagues car sharing to and from work.

The airport actively encourages staff members, as well as passengers to travel sustainably, helping to reduce their carbon footprint and the impact on their wallet.

In a recent survey conducted across the East Midlands Airport site, it was revealed that staff members are going that extra mile to reduce CO2 and with the recent rise in fuel prices, colleagues are now looking at different ways in which they can travel to work.

One of the targets set by the airport, is to encourage 30% of staff members across the site to travel green, further adding to the airport’s commitment to make all ground operations carbon neutral by 2012.

In addition to the newly launched site wide travel plan, iCommute, the airport also hosts a free online journey matching service, where airport workers can find a car share buddy.

Kelly McHugh, Travel Plan Marketing Manager East Midlands Airport, said “We all need a financial pick-me-up after the festive season and car sharing is a fantastic way to substantially reduce your commuting bill. With the recent rise on fuel prices and the increase in VAT, motorists are already paying record prices for petrol at the pumps, which means now is a good time to consider cutting this cost in half by car sharing.

Published on: 18/01/2011 13:41:50

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