Compass adopts electric vehicle policy 

Compass Group UK & Ireland has adopted a 100 % electric car policy for several new fleet cars. The move provides over 500 employees with the chance to order a power vehicle (EV) by the finish of the entire year.

Around 900 employees eligible for company cars will undoubtedly be offered the opportunity to change to electric vehicles by May 2024 at the most recent. Compass in addition has taken a dynamic role in improving usage of charging points – funding installations at colleagues’ homes and installing points in UK offices in Birmingham and Chertsey.

The rollout of EVs has started with those people who have high mileage and the longest leases, so the implementation has immediately the largest impact on emissions.

Compass can be increasing the amount of charging points at client sites. This announcement follows the federal government committing yet another £620 million to electric vehicle charging infrastructure and targeted grants, within its Net Zero strategy.  

Ian Cranna, Future Food New and provide Channels Director at Compass Group UK & Ireland commented: “COP26 has again brought into focus the need of taking action to lessen and reverse climate change and we have been proud our market leading Net Zero commitment and Roadmap to Net Zero outline how exactly we can make our contribution to the effort. Our proceed to 100 % electric fleet vehicles can be an important milestone towards achieving our goals together with clients, employees and suppliers.”

Ian Murphy, Managing Director, Foodbuy (Compass’ procurement business) said: “We’ve caused our car partner, to analyze a thorough and forward thinking policy and selection of cars that suit our peoples’ needs – that is an ambitious and significant investment. Our next thing is to look at our vans over the business – we’re already tracking activity and mileage to measure the viability of moving them across to electric vehicles, so hopefully to create progress in this certain area soon.”

This move follows the organisation’s commitment to attain Climate Net Zero by 2030, which saw it publish  Our Climate Promise  and  Roadmap  to Net Zero. 

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