The Aztec-based resource efficiency specialist has purchased a zero-emissions electric vehicle as part of its ethos of ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to sustainability. It has also built an electric car charge point at its offices.
The company chose to purchase the BMW i3 to enable sales and account management teams to travel to more easily and cost-effectively to customers in remote locations.
Staff are encouraged to take public transport whenever possible, however it is not always feasible, explains James Piper, the company’s commercial director and the first employee to try out the vehicle on a long distance trip to Leeds.
He explains, “Our people cover the length and breadth of the country and this new vehicle means we can visit our members and contacts in the most sustainable way possible, without having to resort to standard fuel vehicles.
“We are serious about continuously reducing our impact on the environment, just as we encourage our members to do.”
James also believes electric vehicles will be the prevailing transport technology in the UK in the future.
He explains, “Large numbers of electric charge points are being created around the country, leading me to believe electric vehicles will be the default transport of the future. Certainly my recent journey in our electric car was a lot of fun and only cost £10!”
ecosurety is currently extending its free-to-use journey share scheme joinmyjourney for businesses across the city. It follows previous initiatives to improve the company’s carbon footprint, including a sustainable transport challenge for staff last August. joinmyjourney has been shortlisted by the Bristol Evening Post Business Awards in the contribution to the community category. The winners are due to be announced on 29th June.