WWF’s One in Five Challenge helps companies and government cut their costs as well as their carbon emissions by flying less and using alternative ways of staying connected.
The ask is simple, participants commit to cut 20% of their business flights within five years. Financial pressures and carbon reduction targets are already forcing many companies to cut their business travel. But to continue making these cost and carbon savings, companies will need to find new ways of working that reduce their reliance on business flying.
The Challenge is a guided programme and award scheme which suggests practical ways to cut flying and use lower-carbon ways of staying connected, such as greater use of audio, web and videoconferencing.
Companies who have signed up to WWF’s One in Five Challenge include:
Balfour Beatty, BSkyB, BT, Capgemini, Lloyds Banking Group, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Government, Skanska, Vodafone UK, and WWF-UK.
In a single year, One in Five Challenge members have saved, on average, £1 million and 1,000 tonnes of CO2 by cutting 5,500 flights.
“If every company in Europe was able to meet the One in Five Challenge that would save 22m tonnes of carbon going into the atmosphere every year, which is the equivalent to taking 1 third of the cars off Britain’s roads”
David Nussbaum, CEO WWF-UK
The business case for flying less:
“It is possible to reduce your flying and to stay competitive and fantastically it’s also possible to save money, carbon and time in the process. That’s got to be a win win for business and the environment.”
Jean Leston, Senior Transport Policy Adviser, WWF-UK
Membership of the One in Five Challenge entitles you to:
If you think your business would be interested in taking up the One in Five Challenge, or if you would like to find out more, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 412472.
For more information on the One in Five Challenge, watch WWF’s CEO David Nussbaum and Capgemini’s Christine Hodgson chatting about what businesses and organisations can do: http://www.wwf.org.uk/how_you_can_help/get_your_business_involved/one_in_five_challenge/