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Corporate Responsibility review highlights LeasePlan UK developments

The review and has been released in support of BITC’s Responsible Business Week 2016, to increase awareness of the powerful difference it makes to the economic, social and environmental challenges the nation faces.  

Key findings from LeasePlan UK’s Corporate Responsibility review include:

Diversity

  • LeasePlan has a demographic composition of 52/48 female to male.
  • As part of its Diversity Inclusion initiative, 13 female LeasePlan employees completed a 100km ski trek for the Women’s Arctic Challenge.
  • LeasePlan has a gender pay gap of 1.6%, between males and females.

Wellbeing  

  • 248 employees completed driver training – making roads safer for their staff and other road users.
  • “Know your numbers” Health check sessions were attended by 23% of LeasePlan’s workforce.
  • Over 100 employees ran 10km for the Cancer Research London Winter Run.

Employees

  • Employee engagement score rose by 3 points to 78 from 2014 in the High Performing Organisation Index.  
  • LeasePlan’s average length of service rose from 7 to 8 years in 2015 (compared to 2014).

Customers

  • LeasePlan’s annual customer satisfaction score has increased across all brands in its customer loyalty survey.

Environment

  • LeasePlan sends zero waste to landfill.
  • Electricity consumption has dropped from 898Kwh in 2014 to 820 Kwh.
  • LeasePlan provided 15 all electric Nissan Leaf cars to its customers free of charge so they could trial electric vehicles.

Community

  • LeasePlan has spent 137 days working with young people, helping them gain valuable skills for the workplace.
  • A ‘Community Day’ was taken up by 207 employees.
  • LeasePlan raised £71,296 for local and national charities.

LeasePlan UK’s HR director, Steve Moss, said: “Here at LeasePlan we believe everyone has the right to work in a healthy and safe environment, and being a responsible business is key for us to achieve its vision of inspiring customers to love leasing.

“We are incredibly proud of the progress made and it’s encouraging to see that as a business, we are having not only a positive impact within the workplace on diversity and wellbeing, but also on the environment and the community.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.