Sector: Business
Organisation: Investec
Location: Gresham Street offices, London, and now UK-wide

Challenge

As one of the first signatories of the City of London Corporation’s Air Quality Pledge, Investec was keen to raise awareness of the issues posed by poor air quality. 

The 'Air We Share' campaign set out to engage Investec employees in reducing their exposure to air pollution and their contribution to air pollution. The programme set a precedent as no other corporate organisation in the UK has engaged its workforce on reducing exposure to air pollution to date.

How We Helped

Global Action Plan supported Investec’s existing champion network, Team Green, to deliver the ‘Air We Share’ campaign. Using simple messaging, team members signposted better choices that colleagues could make, triggering key actions on travel, waste disposal and lifestyle.

'Air Pollution Action Days' were run at 8 of Investec's UK offices, raising awareness on how colleagues’ actions impact their health.  The event at Investec’s head office featured lunchtime speeches by three air quality experts from Barts Health NHS Trust, The City of London Corporation and King’s College London. GAP also ran an air quality workshop at one of Investec’s community partners, Morpeth School, to educate pupils about air quality and how they could protect themselves in a particularly polluted area of London.  

The campaign got people talking about the little things they can do to make a difference. For example walking their children to nursery rather than making a 5 minute drive.

Impact

Find out more about the day in our video below. 

    • 2305 EMPLOYEES REACHED
    • 595 EMPLOYEES ENGAGED FACE TO FACE
    • 441 AIR QUALITY PLEDGES made ON THE ACTION DAYS

WHAT'S NEXT?
 

Following on from this highly successful pilot project, Investec’s Corporate Sustainability team decided to extend the campaign out to all their UK offices. Awareness of air quality is included during the new staff induction process at Gresham Street and Investec is very keen to embed the key behaviours within the company.

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