The newly refreshed Way to Work website now makes it even easier for Scottish employers to support sustainable travel
The Way to Work website makes it easier for workplaces to find the support they need to change their travel behaviour, reduce emissions, and accelerate the transition to Net Zero by 2045.
Changing our travel behaviour is integral to reaching Net Zero.
Domestic transport is the biggest contributor towards carbon emissions in Scotland.
In response to this, the Scottish Government has set out to cut car kilometres by 20% in the next decade. Low Emission Zones have also recently come into place in Scotland’s cities.
There is a need for businesses to adapt alongside these new measures. Doubled with rising fuel prices and the cost-of-living crisis, there is now an unprecedented opportunity for employers to rethink commuting and business travel and encourage a shift towards using active travel, public transport, and shared transport.
The Way to Work website supports businesses and employees to make this shift.
Way to Work can help you:
as an employer – to find the support you need to reduce the environmental impact of commuting and business travel, whilst supporting your employees to change their travel behaviour.
as an individual – to find support and inspiration to help you travel actively and sustainably for work.
Visitors to the website can find funding schemes, training opportunities, accreditations, motivational challenges, expert advice, helpful resources, and good practice case studies.
Kate Lesenger, Project Officer for Way to Work at Sustrans Scotland, says:
“By making changes to things like policies and facilities to encourage active and sustainable travel, employers will see multiple benefits come to fruition – from reductions in Scope 3 emissions, to better staff retention. Transport is an area where quick wins are possible, because some of the best solutions already exist. Organisations just need to be willing to adapt.”
Organisations can also sign Way to Work’s climate pledge, to amplify their commitment to sustainable travel and lead by example.
Funded by Transport Scotland, Way to Work is delivered by a partnership of organisations working to accelerate the Scottish Government’s vision for sustainable transport and the commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2045.