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Getting started

Travel planning for employers
Getting started final

It can be difficult to know where to start when looking at travel for your organisation. Approaches differ depending on an organisation’s size, sector and location. You may even be relocating to a new space. We have produced this step by step guide to get you started reviewing your business and staff travel, with information and useful links on where to find support.

1. Set out your aims and goals

You will need to identify your desired outcome. For example, do you want to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint; or to support employees to improve their wellbeing and fitness?

For more information visit Rethinking workplace travel.

2. Communicate

Tell your teams, visitors, customers and suppliers, that you’re embarking on this journey. It’s important to keep them up to date throughout, especially when launching initiatives and celebrating successes!

We’ve set out some of the steps you may want to take in Changing travel culture.

3. Collect data

You will need to understand travel and transport within your organisation to make the biggest impact. You can survey staff, or review business mileage.

Speak to TfGM Advisors for support in developing and delivering a staff travel survey.

4. Identify and implement interventions

The interventions chosen will depend on your aims and insight collected. You may choose to support staff to walk and cycle more or upgrade your fleet vehicles to lower emission models.

There are guides on this website for more information on:

5. The big launch

Launch interventions, re-engage staff, consider competitions and prizes or linking your staff engagement with events like the Great Manchester Run, Clean Air Day or Car Free Day.

6. Reflect, review and celebrate

As with everything that is key to the success of your business, you should review the effectiveness of your work. You could resurvey staff or recalculate carbon emissions from your fleet.

Throughout you should continue to engage with staff, visitors, customers and shareholders so that they can see the improvements you’ve made to your organisation’s bottom line, staff wellbeing and environmental outcomes.