Why Compass staff on the road will no longer be filling up at the pumps

Electric vehicle

Compass Group UK & Ireland has said it will adopt a 100% electric car policy for all staff members entitled to a new company vehicle from now on.

Over 500 employees will be given the opportunity to order an electric vehicle (EV) by the end of the year.

The move follows the organisation’s commitment to reach Climate Net Zero by 2030.

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All employees entitled to company cars will be offered the opportunity to switch over to electric vehicles by May 2024 at the latest, with the new policy impacting around 900 people.

Compass has also taken an active role in improving access to charging points – funding installations at colleagues’ homes and installing points in UK offices in Birmingham and Chertsey.

The roll-out of EVs has started with those who have high mileage and the longest leases, so that the implementation has the biggest impact on emissions immediately.

Compass is also increasing the number of charging points at client sites.

This announcement follows the government committing an additional £620m to electric vehicle charging infrastructure and targeted grants, as part of its Net Zero strategy.

Ian Cranna, future food offer and new channels director at Compass Group UK & Ireland, commented: “COP26 has again brought into focus the necessity of taking action to reduce and reverse climate change and we are proud that our market leading Net Zero commitment and Roadmap to Net Zero outline how we will make our contribution to this effort.

“Our move to 100% electric fleet vehicles is an important milestone towards achieving our goals in partnership with clients, suppliers and employees.”

Compass said its next step will be to look at its van fleet. It is already tracking activity and mileage to assess the viability of moving to electric vehicles and said it hopes to make progress in this area very soon.

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