“Our engineers can work effectively on client sites without having to return to an office desk that has been empty all day. We have saved space, allowing us to expand without relocating.”
Sustainable Routes gave one business the impetus to try remote working, leading to improved productivity and a big reduction in travel costs.
In the knowledge that several staff members were travelling a lot during the day for work, AIT Partnership Group Ltd took up the expert advice of the Sustainable Routes programme and utilised the online calculator on the Sustainable Routes website to estimate how much money and CO2 they could save by adapting their working practices.
Buoyed by what they discovered, the Reading-based data technology company bought laptops for its field engineer and a salesperson, enabling both of them to work flexibly from home. Each one now saves around 400 miles a week in their individual petrol costs.
The company also benefits from an improved carbon footprint and the increased wellbeing of its people. AIT’s finance manager Sonia Lawlor says: “Our engineers can work effectively on client sites without having to return to an office desk that has been empty all day. We have saved space, allowing us to expand without relocating.”
The reduction in travel time has also improved staff performance. Sonia adds, “Employees are more productive if they don’t have to spend two hours a day on the road!”
Thanks to Sustainable Routes providing the incentive to try remote working, the benefits of this new way of work mean the company will now be looking to encourage more staff to take it up in future.
Create a free Travel Efficiency Plan for your business and then use the Sustainable Routes online calculator to discover the savings you could make by adopting smarter travel solutions.