Encouraging staff to take part in active travel for their commute is not just a tick box exercise for corporate social responsibility but a fantastic way to encourage a happier and healthier workforce.
A healthy investment that pays rewarding dividends!
Meet targets through active travel and reduction of CO2
Fitter, healthier and happier staff
Healthy and happy staff are more productive
Look after your staff and they will stay
Companies that look after their staff are more attractive to candidates
Healthy staff are 20% less likely to take time off
Active travel means fewer cars on the roads and less CO2
Minimise demand for car-parking so, therefore, wear and tear on car parks
Fit Link for Business offers businesses technology that tracks employee’s fitness levels and encourages friendly competition within league tables.
Employees are encouraged to choose active travel options to and from work and during breaks rather than using traditional commuting methods.
Fit Link’s app allows users to track their walking, running and cycling habits, rewarding them with points for distance and time achievements. These points add up to equal rewards – and in the Business version of the app, an employer can choose what this may be to suit their engagement aims.
We’ve found that ‘time off rewards’ are more popular than gift vouchers with both employers and employees.
Fit Link for Business will be branded for employers as they wish, offering a seamless app experience for the workforce to interact with.
Individual employees and departments love to challenge and compete with each other and Fit Link enables this healthy competition.
It can also work alongside staff well-being policies and CSR initiatives.
Employees who cycle, run or walk to work are fitter, healthier, happier, and less likely to take sick days. A survey of people who cycle on the National Cycle Network found they take nearly half as many sick days as the average UK worker.
GlaxoSmithKline found that investing in those willing to give up their cars enabled them to make an annual saving of £2,000 per car parking space reduced. Transport for London has estimated that removing one car parking space could save up to £2,000 per year in high-density urban areas.
Rush-hour congestion can have an impact on the economy by preventing the movement of goods and services. Congestion on England’s roads cost the economy over £10 billion a year in urban areas alone in 2009 and could rise to £22 billion by 2025.
The total cost of the carbon emissions for car trips made in the UK each year is £3.98 billion. If the journeys made on the National Cycle Network during 2012 had been by car the potential CO2 emitted during the year would have been 883,904 tonnes, at a cost of £51.2 million.
The ‘millennials’ (those born after 1983) will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. They think that their employer should be doing more to reduce their impact on the environment, particularly in terms of reducing resource scarcity and combatting climate change.
We’d love to demo the solution to you so please use the form on the right and we’ll reply within 1 business day to setup a presentation.
Each solution is tailored to your companies type and size, but as a guide, a 1-year license starts at £12,500.00 / $16,316.00 (US) / $20,476.00 (AU) for a small organisation with a single location.
Use the form to book in a call or a face-to-face where we will demo the solution and share some success stories of how we’ve helped other companies just like yours. It’s then a 6-week turnaround to have the platform and campaign live and working.