Employer benefits

The Climate Perks pilot programme is open to any employer ready to boost their staff offer and lead on innovative solutions to the climate emergency.

Employee well-being

Concern about climate change in the UK is higher than it has been for a decade. Three quarters of people under 54 are concerned: the majority of almost any workforce. Our research found that 50% of 18-44 year olds would prefer to work for an employer that helps them to take clean travel on holiday. Climate Perks employers can meet this rising demand from staff, and potential recruits, assisting them in making lifestyle choices that reflect their values - strengthening staff well-being, satisfaction and loyalty.

Cutting carbon

Because there is no technological solution to flying on the horizon, behaviour change is key to cutting carbon from flights. With the workplace so central to modern life, employers can harness the social power of their staff to unlock this new way to cut carbon - pushing beyond more traditional business-focused environmental policies.

As action on climate change rises up the agenda, Climate Perks will help climate conscious companies speed up that action, protecting the future prosperity of staff and employers alike.

Building a reputation as a climate leader

As we approach the 2020s, it is becoming more and more important for organisations to demonstrate climate leadership. Founder members of Climate Perks will be part of an innovative and timely employer-led intervention in one of the hardest areas to decarbonise. Being part of Climate Perks means building momentum, forging a path for other employers to follow.

All Climate Perks pioneers will be able to use the Climate Perks accredited stamp of recognition, be listed publicly on the Climate Perks website and be invited to benefit from public PR and press coverage.

 

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Coming aboard

To become a founder member of Climate Perks, we ask for four things:

  1. To offer a minimum of two paid ‘journey days’ to each employee per year when they travel over land or sea instead of flying.

  2. To record annually how many employees use Climate Perks, and how many journey days are claimed.

  3. With our support, to publicise and promote the Climate Perks scheme to staff.

  4. To provide feedback to us to help us test and refine Climate Perks for a wider rollout after the pilot.

Please see our example internal policy document for more detail about how you might implement the scheme in your organisation, and key information on qualifying journeys.

This will enable participating organisations to:

  • Offer their staff a targeted, timely and progressive employee perk.

  • Create a positive carbon impact.

  • Become a founder member of Climate Perks, helping lead a new climate initiative and spurring others to follow suit.

  • Use the Climate Perks accredited stamp of recognition and advertise themselves as a Climate Perks employer.

  • Benefit from positive media and PR generated by the scheme.

The pilot programme is free to participate in, and will run until autumn 2021.