Construction engineering organisation Skanska UK has introduced an electric vehicle company car policy.
From 1 December 2020, the organisation will stop offering pure petrol and diesel cars as a benefit to eligible employees. From this date, it will offer electric vehicles as the primary type of car in its fleet, with petrol-electric hybrid vehicles offered as an alternative, if more practicable for staff.
The orgaisation launched its electric vehicle policy via its internal communication channels, and all eligible employees will be contacted separately to discuss their options.
This change in policy is part of Skanska’s commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2045.
Gregor Craig, chief executive at Skanska UK, said: “We have heard of many commitments to reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the construction industry over the last year. In the longer term, there has to be a relentless focus on collaboration between contractors, their customers and the supply chain to make meaningful advances towards reaching our targets.
“However, we have to start turning the talk into action. That means having the determination to begin making things happen now. And this is what Skanska is doing with this new initiative. It is a mindset and practical change that will help us significantly reduce the production of over 12,000 tons of CO2 per year from all our staff travel. But it is just one of many steps being taken across Skanska UK to help achieve our target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.”