Under the trial, staff who walk, cycle, scooter or use public transport to travel into the office for three or more days a week can apply for a one-off monetary contribution.
The trial scheme was introduced in response to employee feedback and looks set to play an important role in WSP’s collective carbon reduction efforts.
WSP in New Zealand Managing Director Ian Blair is delighted with the uptake so far, saying it reflects a desire to use more sustainable modes of travel and help be part of the solution in reducing transport emissions.
“We’ll evaluate the trial once it finishes at the end of December, but the early signs are very promising.
“Encouraging our people to leave their cars at home and switch to more sustainable modes of travel has lots of benefits. Everyone taking advantage of the trial becomes part of a system that creates less carbon emissions and less air pollution. It also results in healthier, less stressed travellers, and contributes to less congestion on our busy roads.
“Leading the way in carbon reduction when it comes to commuting is one way we can be future ready, together. It’s also in line with our ambition to halve the carbon footprint of WSP’s designs and advice in Aotearoa by 2030 and shows how we’re taking steps to make a difference internally.”