Creed Foodservice is holding its first annual “Green Day” on July 25, to champion sustainable travel to work and driving skills.
The day is being funded by Gloucestershire County Council to promote sustainable travel to the work.
Phil Creed, the wholesaler’s sustainability director told Wholesale News: “The day will include a driving simulator where all the sales team will spend 10 minutes with an instructor learning about eco driving skills and techniques.”
He added the skills session would be available to all staff who wanted to take part and would include a Top Gear-style “leader board” along with prizes, to add a fun element. The instructor is also planning on spending days out with Creed fleet drivers to help their eco driving skills.
Also on July 25, there will be Dr Bike sessions where staff can take their bikes to work to be given a once-over, along with any necessary repairs. Staff will also be taught how to keep their bikes top condition for daily rides to work.
There will also be an advisor on site to help guide the staff in personalised travel planning and advice – to work out if there a more environmentally friendly way to get to work, without costing more time or money, bus, cycle or even car share.
- Read more about Creed’s sustainability ethos in the coming issue of Wholesale News. Out this week.