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Poor air quality is an issue for every Staffordshire resident and business. Poor air quality has a detrimental effect on worker's health which impacts on businesses through their staffs’ health and wellbeing, productivity and attendance. It is also becoming increasingly important for businesses to be aware of their impact on the environment and their possible contribution to poor air quality and how to mitigate it.

Over recent years we have worked with businesses across the County such as Holland & Barrett, NHS Queens Hospital (Burton), Hellermanntyton and many others¸ helping them to encourage active and sustainable travel.

SCC support:

Staffordshire County Council wants to support businesses to promote active and sustainable travel and has the following resources available to do this:

  • Business Travel Plans. We can provide access to Modeshift’s Business Travel Planning software free of charge.
  • Modeshift Stars accrediation. Please see the link to Modeshift Stars guidance on the right.
  • Sustainable travel comms tool kits.
  • Bespoke action plan to raise active travel.
  • Support with setting up a pool bike scheme.
  • Cycle and walking maps.
  • Cycle training*

*Subject to availability

Benefits to the business

Air Aware Staffordshire is designed to help encourage your business to promote active and sustainable travel to staff. We have had success with other businesses who have engaged with the programme to encourage staff to change their travel habits, such as Holland & Barrett’s distribution centre in Burton where the Environmental Health and Safety officer at the site stated, “This proved really popular and increased cycle use at the site by circa 20%”

Possible business benefits

  • Improve air quality directly in the businesses area.
  • Reduce car parking requirement.
  • Lower the business carbon footprint.
  • Increase health and well-being of staff.
  • Help with recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Improve corporate image.

Get involved

If you would like more information on how your business can get involved then please contact mailto:airaware@staffordshire.gov.uk to discuss what support, resources or events are available to you. 

Further information

There are a number of days throughout the year that can be promoted by your business to encourage Active and Sustainable travel such as World Car Free Day or Clean Air Day.

You can amend the material to fit any of the many sustainability days in the calendar. 

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