REPIC Green Travel Policy

REPIC is committed to reduce, or where this is not practical, minimise, any adverse impact our activities may have on the environment. Work-related travel, which comprises both business-travel and employees commuting to work, can have a negative environmental impact which we are committed to manage in order to maintain a high standard of overall environmental performance.

Any relevant Government Guidance in force that places restrictions on office attendance or specifies how work-related travel must be undertaken takes precedent, otherwise, to manage the environmental impact of work-related travel, where practicable we will:

1. Minimise employee car travel in undertaking REPIC business through:

  • Maintaining designated geographical areas for operational employees
  • Arranging meetings in locations central for attendees and / or accessible by public transport
  • Encouraging car-sharing for business related travel
  • Supporting employee use of public transport when attending off-site meetings
  • Supporting efficient travel arrangements through providing overnight accommodation to avoid unnecessary journeys home
  • Providing and promoting online meeting or teleconferencing facilities as an alternative to travel to meetings; and continue assessing benefits of evolving technologies to reduce this further
  • Developing prior approval processes where employees are considering plane journeys within the UK
  • Amending our new employee environmental training presentation to specifically include REPIC’s travel policies
  • Offer a cycle to work scheme for employees

2. Minimise the travel required by people with whom REPIC works through:

  • Considering the optimal travel solution for participants when organising REPIC Board meetings
  • Using local suppliers and sub-contractors to provide goods and services to REPIC
  • Arranging meetings in locations central for attendees and / or accessible by public transport
  • Where appropriate conducting on-line meetings or teleconferencing in preference to face to face meetings

3. Minimise employee commuting by car through:

  • Operating a cycle to work scheme, enabling employees to purchase a bike they can use to cycle to work
  • Implementing flexible working hours enabling employees to schedule their working day in accordance with public transport timings, car sharing, or when roads are less congested
  • Issuing all employees with laptops and other necessary IT equipment to provide the flexibility for home-working
  • Promote appropriate national days where employees are encouraged to leave their car at home including Clean Air Day, Bike to Work Day and Walk to Work day