EVENT: Breathing clean during COVID-19 - Business travel and commuting's impact on air quality
11 billion road miles annually in the UK could be saved by eradicating 1 in 5 commutes by car. Can businesses retain a frequent and regular remote working routine as we emerge from lockdown, something that 87% of people want to keep doing? What are the implications and opportunities for businesses? How much toxic air pollution could this save?
We invite you to participate in a virtual event on 30th July 2020 to discuss the role of remote working in reducing a company’s air pollution footprint. This event is the first in a series of webinars from Global Action Plan and the Business Clean Air Taskforce exploring the different ways companies can create cleaner air.
Remote working vital post lockdown to keep air pollution low, with 87% of workers wanting to continue to do so
- Of the 19 million number who are now working from home, 41% were previously not allowed to do so.
- 87% of those currently working from home would like to continue to do so.
- If gotten right, remote working can improve staff retention, productivity, and wellbeing, with 54% of lockdown homeworkers saying they are less stressed and 65% are happier not to deal with rush hour
New business coalition joins Defra and campaigners to clean up air pollution
- For the first time businesses are coming together to speed up progress on air pollution
- Environment Minister Rebecca Pow calls for more businesses to join coalition
- Leap in numbers of public who want clean air to be a UK priority
- More than a third of the public want businesses to enable home working as a way of tackling air pollution