Transport is essential to the functioning of UK business, but it is responsible for over a third of the UK’s total carbon emissions.
Business transport emissions are generated by a variety of sources: not just the transportation of raw materials, finished goods and waste products, but also the way that customers and workers reach the business.
A net zero transport strategy focuses on all the different types of transport connected with the business and aims to drive down emissions for all of them. For the transport of goods and waste materials, this might mean optimising journeys for maximum efficiency.
For delivery vehicles and company cars, it might mean investing in electric or hydrogen vehicles (new petrol/diesel cars and vans will be banned from sale in 2030). And for customers and workers, it might mean supporting modal shift: encouraging people to choose alternatives to the petrol or diesel engine where possible.