The scheme allows staff to lease electric vehicles and make savings on tax and national insurance contributions, while supporting the universities sustainability implementation plan to help reduce carbon emissions.

It adds to the university’s ongoing efforts towards sustainable transport options which includes the cycle to work scheme, and the promotion of public transport, car-sharing where possible alongside other efforts in energy, waste and water management, sustainable purchasing.

Across the campus there are also designated green spaces, plastic alternatives across eateries and staff and student recycling initiatives. In addition, they also hold a bronze hedgehog friendly campus award to show commitment to nature and biodiversity and maintaining litter-free green spaces.

Jonathan Cheeseman, Director of HR, said: “Following COP26 it’s clear that we have a responsibility to take more action to reduce carbon emissions and more towards more environmentally conscious alternatives.

“Here at BGU we want to play our part in whatever way we can to contribute to this social and environmental challenge and offering our staff electric alternatives is another step towards supporting our sustainability goals, with the added benefit on helping our employees save money on leasing a new car.”

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22nd November 2021