Smarter Businesses

Go Smarter to Work advises businesses and their employees across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham on how to travel sustainably with a wide variety of resources.

Making smarter travel choices in your business can have vast benefits for your employees and your business.

Did you know?

  • Urban congestion costs the economy £11bn per year, with the British Chambers of Commerce estimating that the annual cost of congestion was £17,350 per business in 2008 - the cost of lost employee time is £331 per commuter per year, while holdups to business and freight vehicles totals £1.1 billion annually
  • Putting measures in place, to help you employees travel to work more sustainably, can contribute towards Corporate Social Responsibility targets particularly those related to the environment, sustainability, and health and wellbeing
  • Encouraging your employees to be more active can have real benefits for your business - people who are physically active for 20 minutes a day take less than half the sick leave of those who are active for 10 minutes; this can equate to significant savings in terms of productivity and lost time