As a founder of the Business Clean Air Taskforce, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Business for Clean Air initiative designed to help major companies build back better by reducing air pollution.
To clean up the air we breathe at the pace and scale required, the UK needs a movement of progressive businesses reducing road journeys, switching to cleaner vehicles, reducing emissions across their operations, and eliminating pollution-causing products from people’s homes.
Air pollution is an urgent threat which harms our quality of life, the environment and more recently, is increasingly linked with the contraction and exacerbation of respiratory viruses. We are on a mission to help accelerate the transition to a society with clean and healthy air.
As a member of the Business Clean Air Taskforce, our aim is for hundreds of the UK’s largest businesses to be part of the Business for Clean Air movement, delivering on their own Clean Air Plans and sharing achievements to encourage others to follow.
We are proud to be one of the very first signatories of Business for Clean Air. We encourage our biggest suppliers and business partners to join in and make the pledge online. Companies can access free guidance to learn more about the causes of air pollution and the business case for clean air. Signatories can also pick from a range of actions to reduce pollution to create a bespoke Clean Air Plan for their business.
We are delighted to be a founding partner of the B4CA initiative. At LeasePlan, we understand that climate change is the biggest challenge we face as humanity, and we’re determined to play our part. EVs are crucial to tackling the climate emergency and improving air quality in towns and cities, and that is why we are committed to transitioning our entire funded fleet of 1.9 million vehicles to zero emissions by 2030.
Alfonso Martinez, Managing Director, LeasePlan UK
Over the summer the Business for Clean Air campaign will be running a series of free webinars aimed at large businesses on different topics essential to a clean air recovery. The first webinar is on 6th July on the topic of remote working’s impact on air quality. Companies can register here: https://bit.ly/3fJzKFt