Ben Luger receives TravelWest accolade for driving creation of bespoke journey-sharing scheme.
The awards recognise and celebrate businesses across the West of England making significant contributions to sustainable travel.
Ben Luger, marketing communications specialist at the Aztec West-based resource efficiency specialist, drove the development of joinmyjourney with the support of his employer and co-workers, after seeing single drivers in traffic queues at the entrance to the business park at rush hour.
joinmyjourney enables commuters travelling by car, bicycle or on foot to find others to share compatible journeys to work, either regularly, or as a one off. Benefits include fewer cars on the road, improvements in parking, lower emissions, and helping drivers save money by cutting commuting costs. The free-to-use website has launched to 8,000 people travelling to Aztec West, but there are also plans to roll it out regionally and nationally.
James Piper, commercial director at Ecosurety, says, “Ecosurety strongly encourages a ‘can-do’, open environment in which sustainable ideas and innovation to eradicate unnecessary waste can flourish. This award is richly deserved by Ben, who used his skills and knowledge, with the support of co-workers, as well as financial and strategic assistance from the company, to improve life for not only his fellow employees, but thousands of Aztec West commuters.”
In addition to development resources from Ecosurety, joinmyjourney has received funding from South Gloucestershire Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), and support from North Bristol SusCom.
Founded in 2003, Ecosurety is the UK’s leading resource efficiency specialist with end to end services including environmental compliance, waste and resource management, training and intelligence reporting. With more than 1,000 customers including The Co-operative Group, Innocent, BSkyB and Britvic, Ecosurety is leading change in approaches to waste and compliance throughout the UK, driving ever greater efficiencies of resource use.
Committed to reducing the environmental impact of UK businesses while improving performance, Ecosurety is targeting to influence over one million tonnes of waste by 2020.
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