New Resource- Creating and Updating a Travel Policy

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

As part of our commitment to set sustainable examples through our actions, we have recently reviewed and updated our policy regarding business travel. The policy is adaptable to other organisations of a similar nature and location, and contains valuable research about “best practices” for travel within and outwith the UK.

The travel policy can be viewed in its entirety here.

Some tips when designing your own travel policy:

  • Think about the various aspects of your organisation – and remember to include travel to work
  • Consider your public transportation options, especially if you’re based in an urban location
  • Explore whether your current level of travel is neccessary, and if there are more suitable alternatives: would a phone call achieve the same result?
  • Design your policy so that all employees can access and understand it relative to their own activities

For more information about green travel, be sure to check out the following case studies and articles-

Case Study: Staff Travel- Halcrow’s Parking and Public Transport Scheme

Case Study: Travel Policy – Scottish and Southern Energy

Case Study: Carbon Innovations- Eco Drama

#GreenFests: Behind the Wheel


The post New Resource- Creating and Updating a Travel Policy appeared first on Creative Carbon Scotland.


Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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