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Tusker now net positive contributor to environment after 11 years of carbon neutrality

Salary sacrifice provider Tusker has become a net positive contributor to the environment, having beaten its annual carbon neutrality target by 10%.

Tusker’s CEO Paul Gilshan

The news, announced to coincide with World EV Day 2021 today (9 September) comes after 11 consecutive years of Tusker running its business as carbon-neutral.

Since 2019 Tusker has been working with blue chip companies to promote the take-up of zero and low emission cars on its salary sacrifice scheme.

The effect of all of this has been to slash the average CO2 of its 20,000-vehicle fleet, reducing it from 107.9g/km in 2019, to just 70.2g/km in 2021.

Meanwhile, average emissions on the Tusker new car order bank stand at just 37.3g/km; the result of an accelerated switch to EVs among Tusker’s customer, as shown by the fact that two-thirds of the Tusker car-order bank across all grades of taxpayer are now EV.

And Tusker is now on track to achieving a fleet average CO2 target of 0g/km by 2030.

“World EV Day is all about driving change, and at Tusker we are committed to increasing our sustainability through every aspect of our business,” said Paul Gilshan, Tusker’s CEO.

“Even the business park where our Watford-based HQ is based is environmentally friendly and we use 100% renewable energy throughout. Plus, we can rest assured our many recycling initiatives have sent zero office waste to landfill since 2012. We also provide EV charging points for our employees and encourage a car sharing scheme to contribute to our carbon neutral status,” he added.

Tusker is also continuing its work to support all drivers to find the fuel and car type which best suits their annual driving habits, as it recognises that not all drivers can run a hybrid or EV.

For any salary sacrifice vehicles that are petrol, diesel or hybrid, Tusker offsets the tailpipe emissions based on annual mileages using the Verified Carbon Standard offsetting project – a method that ensures real-world differences are made in the quest for carbon off-setting, with measurable results being recorded by internationally recognised bodies.

The firm’s next focus is to understand how hydrogen will contribute to future emissions reduction as more car makers introduce new models.

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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.

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