Guide

Reducing your vehicle emissions

Introduction

Businesses often need to transport people and goods, but the way your organisation uses transport can also offer opportunities to improve your environmental performance and reduce costs.

Vehicle use can cause environmental harm. Vehicle emissions, such as CO2, contribute to climate change. Dust and other air pollutants can also lead to poor air quality and ill health.

In addition to reducing your environmental impact, better use of transport can benefit your business by saving you money, increasing business opportunities and improving its image. This could help attract new employees and increase your customer base.

This guide explains how to choose and use greener methods of transport, for staff travel and your supply chain, and identifies the advantages. It will also help you to identify the free advice programmes, training, tools and financial incentives that can help your business take action to reduce your carbon footprint and transport costs.