Stantec UK introduces EV and hybrid salary sacrifice scheme with Fleet Evolution
23 March 2022
Author: Sean Keywood
Design industry services provider Stantec UK has launched a flexible salary sacrifice scheme, designed to encourage its employees to switch from petrol or diesel vehicles to electric and hybrid alternatives.
The firm's current company car drivers have been advised that the company, which has 20 UK offices and is part of a global business employing more than 22,000, will not be supporting a traditional company car fleet beyond the end of their current lease agreements.
Instead, eligible employees will receive a flexible benefit allowance which employees can use towards more sustainable transport options.
The scheme, provided by Fleet Evolution, will be available to all Stantec UK employees subject to the usual salary sacrifice rules.
Employees will be able to lease up to two vehicles for two, three or four years. Subject to surveys, each leaseholder will have an electric vehicle (EV) charge installed at their property, and for every five leases, there will be a charge point installed at a Stantec office.
Where there are longer lead times for electric or hybrid vehicles, short-term hire arrangements will be offered for interim periods.
Stantec says the new scheme has been adopted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and increased environmental awareness, with the company committed to new carbon reduction objectives and targets.
Stantec UK human resources director Gill Blandin-Ellis said: "We're very proud to launch this new scheme which focuses on rebranding and reframing our offer to employees with the environment in mind.
"The aim is to encourage further behavioural changes within our own operations to support our climate change commitments and targets. We look forward to more sustainability initiatives to drive forward a focus on protecting the environment."
Fleet Evolution founder and managing director Andrew Leech said: "This new scheme for Stantec UK employees delivers multiple benefits to those who take it up, including zero emission vehicles and low tax bills.
"It also brings multiple benefits to the employer, saving national insurance, reducing the grey fleet risk and a providing a marked reduction in the corporate carbon footprint."