Going green on travel plans

JNCC's commitment to devising a Workplace Travel Plan wins us an award.
 
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee is amongst seven Peterborough-based organisations to be the first in the region to be rewarded for introducing policies that encourage employees to adopt environment-friendly travel options.
 
The Workplace Travel Plan Awards are administered by Peterborough City Council's Travelchoice team, in collaboration with the Cambridgeshire Travel for Work Partnership.  Five levels of awards provide a progressive framework for action, from commitment, development and implementation, through to a certificate of excellence.  The awards were presented by Steve Riches, the Breakfast Show presenter for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
Tracey Quince from JNCC receives our Workplace Travel Plan Award from Steve Riches, the Breakfast show presenter for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
 
Tracey Quince, Assistant Business Manager at JNCC, said: "Although we are only a small organisation a lot can be done to reduce not only the impact of travel, but also the financial implications.  We hope that by working with Travelchoice we will be able to develop a successful travel plan and be considered for the second stage award next year."
 
Nicola Francis, Workplace Travel Plan Officer in the Travelchoice Team at Peterborough City Council, commented: "Workplace travel plans have very real benefits for employers. Staff that use sustainable travel options, such as walking, cycling and public transport improve their physical and mental health, along with the health of their bank balances!  They often become more productive at work and there is less pressure on company car parks."
 
Three other organisations received first stage certificates of commitment, along with JNCC.  They were the Greater Peterborough Primary Care Partnership, Peterborough Environment City Trust, and Exel Spectrum (operator of the distribution centre for Debenhams).
 
Employers wishing to know more about workplace travel planning should contact Nicola Francis on 01733 742204, or Alex Goodship on 01733 453562, or email         
 
  
Picture:  Tracey Quince from JNCC receives our Workplace Travel Plan Award from Steve Riches, the Breakfast Show presenter for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.