UK Power Networks and Principality Building Society sign up to heating benefit scheme

heating employee benefit schemeElectricity distribution network operator UK Power Networks, Principality Building Society, asset management firm QEQ and advertising business Oliver Agency have signed up to a home heating employee benefit scheme.

Run by Heat Scheme, the benefit will give employees at the firms access to one to one consultations, heating efficiency assessments and training webinars. These are intended to help them reduce emissions at home, reduce heat loss and costs, optimise energy consumption, improve the resilience of their homes and reduce their carbon footprint.

The scheme also enables employers to roll out interest-free loans and grants to their staff for free home improvements. It can also support the employers’ corporate pledges for climate protection and reaching net zero, and staff wellbeing, by reducing staff emissions and heating bills.

Susan Bond, HR services manager at UK Power Networks, said: “This scheme will help our employees increase their home energy efficiency, cut their carbon emissions, discuss home improvements such as insulation and save on heating costs. We look forward to working with Heat Scheme to provide this innovative scheme to all our employees.”

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Aimee Smith, sustainability manager at Principality Building Society, added: “Reducing carbon emissions is a core priority for us and this scheme fits perfectly in supporting our staff in reducing their emissions at home. That the scheme supports reducing heating bills too is an added bonus.”

Rebecca Owen, sustainability manager at Oliver Agency, said: “To reach our net zero targets we need to offer solutions and support to help our people transition to renewable energy at home. By partnering with Heat Scheme, Oliver can both reduce business emissions, while also offering employees tangible benefits like improved home energy efficiency and cheaper energy bills. The expert knowledge and verified contractors heat scheme provide enables our employees to make changes with confidence. We look forward to working with the Heat Scheme team going forwards and seeing its results.”