New guidance from Global Fleet Champions highlights the importance of safe, sustainable journeys
Sustainable mobility is not a new idea – but it is an important one. The ability to make safe, sustainable journeys has many benefits for both drivers and the organisations they work for, and has been shown to improve driver health and wellbeing, while also helping to reduce operational and environmental costs .
As our roads become increasingly congested and polluted, simple measures that fleet managers can introduce, such as reducing the number of journeys travelled, cutting vehicle emissions and improving fuel efficiency, can reap many benefits – for both the planet and for fleets themselves .
New guidance from the Global Fleet Champions campaign on The Benefits of Sustainable Travel outlines how fleet managers can benefit from introducing sustainable travel alternatives into their operations.
The guidance advises fleet managers to introduce practical measures to enable people to make more environmentally friendly mobility choices when travelling to, from and during work. It also explains why a good sustainable travel plan will encourage cooperation and effective resource management, and help drivers to make more sustainable journeys where possible.
Sarah Plumb, senior fleet officer at Brake, the road safety charity, said: “By choosing sustainable travel as much as possible, we can all help to improve road safety, health and wellbeing – while reducing emissions and lowering the costs associated with using motor vehicles.
“By explaining some of the different travel options available, including how they can be incorporated into a wider travel plan, we hope this guidance will enable all fleet managers to aim towards a future where all journeys made for work purposes are safe and sustainable.”
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2. Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport, Transport and Climate Change 2018: Global Status Report (TCC-GSR), 2018