Guide

Reducing your vehicle emissions

Introduction

Businesses often need to transport people and goods, but how your organisation uses transport offers ways to improve your environmental performance and reduce costs.

Vehicle use causes environmental harm. Vehicle emissions, such as CO2, contribute to climate change. Dust and other air pollutants 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 transport methods with the least environmental impact, for staff travel and your supply chain, and identifies the advantages of reducing your vehicle emissions. 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.