The announcement by our new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that climate change would be one of the Government’s top priorities, has led to a lot of discussion about what shape and form that this may take and how it will affect businesses.
Whilst trying to second-guess policy discussions is often a futile endeavour, it is safe to assume that the introduction of a Zero Carbon Act will require the identification, measurement and monitoring of our emissions.
For most, non-energy intensive companies, you may not think that this will have much effect on your business. However, with transport-related emissions being the largest source of emissions in our urban areas, comprising around a third of Auckland’s emissions alone, this is likely to be an area of intense interest.
So, what can you can do about it?
Depending on the scale and size of your business, there are a range of different approaches that can be taken to reduce your transport-related emissions:
While these are just a few of the different approaches that can be used, our experience is that almost all businesses can make immediate savings on their travel and transport requirements, helping both your bottom line as well as the environment.
If you're interested in finding out more about customised travel plans for your organisation, download our Travel Whiz flyer (pdf, 2MB).
Blog written by Matthew Noon, Principal Transportation Planner, Abley Transportation Consultants