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Celebration and Awards 2020

TfGM TC Accreditation Awards 2018

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak the Celebration and Awards event planned for June 16th has been postponed. Sustainable Journeys are hoping to rearrange the event in the autumn, but this will of course be led by government guidance. This page will be updated accordingly, so please do check back.

We are extending the application deadline, and we will continue to accept applications until 30th July 2020, so please do submit yours if you haven’t already done so.

More information on how to submit your application can be found below.

If you have any further questions, please email the team at sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com


What is the new Sustainable Journeys Accreditation scheme?

Organisations who are on TfGM’s Business Travel Network will be invited to apply for Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum accreditation.

To support the Mayor’s Good Employer Charter the accreditation criteria has been enhanced to include ‘being a supporter of the Charter’.

The levels of accreditation are:

  • Bronze Accreditation Award ‘Commitment to supporting Sustainable Travel’
  • Silver Accreditation Award ‘Developing a travel action plan’
  • Gold Accreditation Award ‘Delivering sustainable travel initiatives’
  • NEW Platinum accreditation Award ‘Demonstrating travel behaviour change’

In addition there will be three special awards to reward excellence in the sustainable travel field;

  • A Champion of Champions Award
  • An Active Travel Award
  • A Dynamic Working Award

If your organisation would like to join our Business Travel Network please visit here



Criteria for accreditation

For details of the criteria for each level of accreditation please download our guidance document.


Application Forms

Please contact sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com for an application form.


Key dates:

Date
Application open From 11th Feb 2020
Deadline for submissions 30 July 2020
Judging panel meets Summer 2020
“Intention to award” letters sent late Summer 2020
Celebration and Awards event Date TBC

The event:

Due to the current circumstances regarding Coronavirus, the celebration and awards event has been postponed, date TBC. TfGM will be awarding accreditation certificates to successful applicants followed by a networking lunch. The wider business community and other stakeholders will be invited to enjoy this celebration and raise the profile of sustainable travel and its importance in supporting the health and wealth of Greater Manchester.


Previous years

2017 - Travel Choices accreditation scheme was launched to celebrate the success of businesses who have championed sustainable travel.
2018 - The scheme was highly successful and was continued to acknowledge the ongoing energy and commitment of organisations which have helped reduce congestion, enhanced the health and wellbeing of staff and improved air quality.


FAQs:


Can I/my organisation apply for accreditation?

Yes, if your organisation is part of TfGM’s Business Travel Network (BTN). If you are unsure whether this is the case, please email sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com


How does my organisation join TfGM’s BTN?

Visit our webpage to for more information.


Which level of accreditation can my organisation apply for?

Your organisation can apply for any level of accreditation. However, as a good rule-of-thumb we recommend that you only apply for the next level up from your previous accreditation award e.g. if your organisation was awarded bronze in 2018 then we’d expect a Silver submission this time around.

Please see our guidance document for further information.


This is our first accreditation submission. Can you support us with our application?

Yes. We’ve tried to make the application process as easy as possible however we recognise that your organisation may need support to complete it. Please contact sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com and we’ll help you on your way!


We’ve only just joined the BTN, is it too late for us to apply?

Bronze accreditation submissions will be considered for any organisation who can provide evidence of a ‘Commitment to supporting Sustainable Travel’. There is specific criteria to demonstrate this, but please get in touch with sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com and our team will be happy to help.


I’ve heard about your business workshops. Can you tell me more?

Once you’ve signed up to our BTN, organisations who agree to attend and can evidence a commitment to sustainable travl will be then be on track to submit a great Bronze application by Summer 2020. Again, support will be available from our dedicated team of officers in the Sustainable Journeys Team.


Some previous winners include

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