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REDUCING THE IMPACTS OF WORK-RELATED TRAVEL:
The business reasons and benefits: UK Organisations’ Experiences
Heather McIn...
Introduction
• National Business Travel Network
• Department for Transport Funded
• Hosted by Business in the Community
Why reduce work-related travel impacts?
• Environmental costs
• Financial costs
• Social / People costs
Environmental Impacts
• UK – 29% emissions from transport, second only
to energy at 35%
• 41.4% transport emissions from c...
Commuting
25%
Business
13%
Shopping
13%
Visit friends at
private home
14%
Visit friends
elsewhere
3%
Holiday/ day trip
7%
...
Financial Costs: Congestion
• Cost of congestion - £23.2 billion*
• A problem for 4 out of 5 businesses
• Lost business
• ...
Financial Costs : Car Parking
• Provision of parking is not free
• Surface level spaces costs £400 - £1000 pa per
space in...
Costs to People,
society and business
Inactivity / stress
• 175 million working days lost due to ill health pa
• Costs to ...
Triple Bottom Line Benefits
• Environment – reduced emissions, more pleasant
environment
• People – less stress from trave...
Businesses actively reducing car use
Active/Sustainable Travel
Alternatives to travel
• Reduction in business travel - £1.5 million saved in
2009 v 2008
• Reduction in commuter mileage – 1,492,102 miles and
4...
• Cost benefit ratio = 16:1
• Reduction in average sick days pa from 5.9 days in 2004
to 3.8 days in 2008
• 10.2 tonnes of...
Unilever
 Current number of rooms in use = 5
 Flight savings to date (11 full months only) = 658
 Cost savings on trave...
 Staff turnover reduced to 2.8% pa
 98% of women return from maternity leave
 Sick leave 20% below national average
 H...
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
• ‘Access to Addenbrooke’s’ strategy document
• Only 34% staff drive to work
• 26% cycle...
Smaller companies
 Scottish Legal Aid Board
 Overtime costs - £232k pa to £87k per annum
 Self-certificated sickness fr...
Laundry Ladies – 6 employees
A greener business doesn’t push people into being more
responsible, it makes it easy to make better choices
Introduced quirky travel incentives!
o Brompton pool bikes
o 40p p/m business cycling
o 5 minutes holiday per cycling/walk...
IBM Start Smarter Transport Day
Launching new business led website – Nov ‘10
Conclusion
 UK Businesses are benefiting from reducing work-
related travel
 Travel behavioural change is possible – the...
Thank you!
• www.bitc.org.uk – to find out more about Business in
the Community
• www.nbtn.org.uk – join the Network for f...
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    1. 1. REDUCING THE IMPACTS OF WORK-RELATED TRAVEL: The business reasons and benefits: UK Organisations’ Experiences Heather McInroy 4 November 2010 Programme Director National Business Travel Network
    2. 2. Introduction • National Business Travel Network • Department for Transport Funded • Hosted by Business in the Community
    3. 3. Why reduce work-related travel impacts? • Environmental costs • Financial costs • Social / People costs
    4. 4. Environmental Impacts • UK – 29% emissions from transport, second only to energy at 35% • 41.4% transport emissions from cars v 4% from public transport • 24% of car journeys < 2 miles, 57% < 5 miles • 70% of UK workers drive to work – mainly one person in one car • 11% walk, 3% cycle, 12 % public transport, 4% other
    5. 5. Commuting 25% Business 13% Shopping 13% Visit friends at private home 14% Visit friends elsewhere 3% Holiday/ day trip 7% Other leisure 6% Other personal business/ escort 16% Education/ escort education 3% Estimated CO2 emissions from household car journeys
    6. 6. Financial Costs: Congestion • Cost of congestion - £23.2 billion* • A problem for 4 out of 5 businesses • Lost business • Recruitment difficulties • Wasted time • Increased costs • A problem for the car commuter • Wasted time and increased stress levels
    7. 7. Financial Costs : Car Parking • Provision of parking is not free • Surface level spaces costs £400 - £1000 pa per space in running costs (interest, amortisation of construction/major maintenance, cleaning, lining, security, signing, landscaping, business rates etc) • £2000 per space upwards in capital costs excluding land costs. • Multi-storey / underground car parks much higher • Renting extra parking spaces can cost > £5 per day per space
    8. 8. Costs to People, society and business Inactivity / stress • 175 million working days lost due to ill health pa • Costs to businesses of £8.4 billion a year • ‘Presenteeism’ – £15.1 billion • The longer people are off work, the less likely they are to return Deaths whilst travelling for work • A third of deaths on UK roads • Approximately 20 people per week killed whilst travelling for work • Another 250 injured • Huge cost to businesses + immeasurable human cost
    9. 9. Triple Bottom Line Benefits • Environment – reduced emissions, more pleasant environment • People – less stress from travelling, better work/life balance, more time, better health from more active travelling, more community time • Business: • Reduced business travel costs • Gained hours / improved productivity – from reduced/sustainable business travel and commuting • Office accommodation – remote / home working allows for more effective use of office accommodation • More effective land use • Prepared for the future • Contingency planning • Reputational benefits
    10. 10. Businesses actively reducing car use
    11. 11. Active/Sustainable Travel
    12. 12. Alternatives to travel
    13. 13. • Reduction in business travel - £1.5 million saved in 2009 v 2008 • Reduction in commuter mileage – 1,492,102 miles and 491.3 tonnes of CO2 • Downturn in absenteeism with attendance up from an average 97% in 2007 to 98.5% in 2009 • A reduction in sick leave of 2.2% • Improved relations with neighbours as a direct result of
    14. 14. • Cost benefit ratio = 16:1 • Reduction in average sick days pa from 5.9 days in 2004 to 3.8 days in 2008 • 10.2 tonnes of CO2 saved pa by bus journeys • 127.7 tonnes of CO2 saved by VC meetings from 2007- 2009 • £85,750 saved by VC on business travel • Use of VC in Scotland up from 943 hours in 2007 to
    15. 15. Unilever  Current number of rooms in use = 5  Flight savings to date (11 full months only) = 658  Cost savings on travel avoidance = over £2M  Associated carbon emission reduction of over 1,300 tonnes  Total cost savings measured by Unilever at over £3M in 11 months  Total telepresence meeting attendees = 3,608
    16. 16.  Staff turnover reduced to 2.8% pa  98% of women return from maternity leave  Sick leave 20% below national average  Home-workers productivity gains of 15–31 %  Reduction in office space saved £220m in 10 years  Each conference call replacing a face-to-face meeting saves 88lbs of travel related CO2  Cut business flights from 85130 to 65510  Reduced flying distance by 12 million kms  Reduced CO2 emissions > 1700 tonnes through avoided flights
    17. 17. Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge • ‘Access to Addenbrooke’s’ strategy document • Only 34% staff drive to work • 26% cycle – more than take the bus • Result = on site expansion and resulting benefits
    18. 18. Smaller companies  Scottish Legal Aid Board  Overtime costs - £232k pa to £87k per annum  Self-certificated sickness from 4.4 days per FTE to 3.3  Recruitment advertising and agency costs from £125k pa to £29k pa  Staff turnover from 16% to 10%  Computer Associates, Berkshire  staff turnover reduced from 15% to 7.5%  Focus Consultants (UK), Nottingham  9% less business car mileage has saved £219 per employee pa
    19. 19. Laundry Ladies – 6 employees
    20. 20. A greener business doesn’t push people into being more responsible, it makes it easy to make better choices
    21. 21. Introduced quirky travel incentives! o Brompton pool bikes o 40p p/m business cycling o 5 minutes holiday per cycling/walking commute o Commuting by bike / on foot increased 40% o Business travel by bike from zero to 30% o Reduced taxi bills by approximately 10% Additional benefits are enhanced reputation, improved morale and £ saving
    22. 22. IBM Start Smarter Transport Day
    23. 23. Launching new business led website – Nov ‘10
    24. 24. Conclusion  UK Businesses are benefiting from reducing work- related travel  Travel behavioural change is possible – there are successes out there  There are barriers – cultural, structural and social  Committed change managers can build the business case and bring others on board  Triple bottom line benefits
    25. 25. Thank you! • www.bitc.org.uk – to find out more about Business in the Community • www.nbtn.org.uk – join the Network for free and use our resources to help to reduce work-related travel • http://www.bitc.org.uk/environment/mayday.html - The Prince’s Mayday Network. Join up for free and use the new low carbon journey interactive tool • Contact heather.mcinroy@bitc.org.uk or ana.svab@bitc.org.uk
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