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Earth Day 2024: How Employee Benefits Can Boost Your Eco Credentials

Sinead Murphy Apr 12, 2024 2:04:29 PM

As the world’s largest environmental movement, Earth Day (22/4/24) is an annual event that gives everyone the chance to focus on protecting our planet’s natural resources. With a continuing climate crisis and insufficient funding for green initiatives, any chance to shine a light on the state of the environment should be utilised to the fullest.  

For UK businesses, compliance with these regulations isn't just a legal obligation: it’s a moral necessity. A staggering 84% of employees are concerned about climate change, and 70% of Gen Z workers are more likely to opt for an employer with a strong green footprint. What’s more, 30% of people have left a company due to its lack of a corporate sustainability agenda. 

Your organisation’s eco credentials should go beyond standard box-ticking – especially if you want to attract and retain top talent. Businesses need to provide solutions that help to reduce their carbon footprint, protect natural resources, and motivate staff to leave the planet in a more fruitful state for future generations.   

From encouraging recycling in the office to investing in renewable energy sources, there are many ways to improve sustainability across your organisation. But did you know that your employee benefits can also support your green goals? 

Here at Vivup, we offer ways to help you supercharge your sustainability initiatives and reduce your environmental impact:  


Cycle to Work  

In their 2024 Action Toolkit, recommends that businesses “support environmentally friendly commuting options such as bike incentives, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting employee wellbeing.”  

Our Cycle to Work benefit enables your people to save up to 42%* on the latest bikes, high-vis clothing, and safety equipment for their journey to and from work. Plus, they’ll also benefit from even more savings on fuel, parking, or public transportation costs. Perfect for enjoying a more sustainable commute for both the planet – and their pocket.  


Car Benefit  

With our Car benefit, your staff can drive a brand-new, fully insured, and maintained car for a fixed monthly amount - with no deposit required. If they commit to making the switch to an electric vehicle from a huge choice of makes and models, they could also benefit even more from tax and National Insurance savings.  

This not only helps your organisation do its bit for the planet, but also enables your people to access reliable electric cars that don’t cost the earth.  


Home and Electronics 

Home and Electronics gives staff the option to spread the cost on 1000s of items fulfilled by Currys and John Lewis & Partners straight from their salary. This includes a wide range of energy-efficient items that will help to bring down their bills – such as smart home lighting and heating products, fridge freezers, and washing machines.* 


Small Steps – Big Impact 

We understand that it can be difficult to see how small steps contribute to the bigger picture. Here are some of our sustainability stats to help you visualise that big picture a bit better:  

This year, we’ve made a difference to our people, communities, and the environment by:  

  • Saving 4,903,926 kg CO2e of emissions through our Cycle to Work scheme* 
  • Saving 9,106,030 kg CO2e of emissions via electric cars leased through our Car benefit* 

The total emissions saved in 2023 (14,009,957 kg CO2e) is equivalent to: 

  • 1,730 households 
  • 59,872 return flights from London to Rome 
  • 560,398 trees capturing carbon 

To learn more about how we can elevate your sustainability initiatives with solutions that speak to today’s workers and help them stay on board, get in touch with us today.



Terms & Conditions

Home & Electronics is provided via a salary sacrifice arrangement. T&Cs apply. 

Goods will be ordered from the supplier when your order has been authorised by your employer. Delivery should be within 10 working days from ordering with the supplier, subject to availability and excluding selected items which may have longer lead times. 

These delivery dates are a guide and not guaranteed. Please be aware that factors beyond our control (such as adverse weather) may delay your order. If the item you have ordered has a longer lead time, you will be contacted by the Vivup customer service team with further information. 


Up to 42% saving: Savings are realised through a salary sacrifice arrangement. Excluding End of Agreement fee (if applicable). Figures are a guide only and dependent on personal situation. Cycle to Work is provided via a salary sacrifice arrangement. T&Cs apply. 

At least 50% of the cycle and/or safety equipment must be used for qualifying journeys including: commuting to and from work and/or business journeys from one workplace to another. Bikes available are subject to organisation scheme limit. 

Local Bike shop: Ordering through your local bike shop or Evans Cycles is only available through you Cycle to Work employee benefit. Bike Shop Net is provided by a salary deduction and is taken from your net pay. Tax and NI savings do not apply. T&Cs apply. 

For bicycles valued over £1000 your organisation is a broker and not a lessor. SME HCI Ltd (Trading as Vivup), is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. UK only, 18+, Subject to status, terms apply. 


T&Cs apply. In order to take a car on the car employee benefit, you need to be a permanent and paid employee who has completed their probation, or if you are on a fixed term contract, your contract of employment must be for a longer period than the proposed Salary Sacrifice Agreement. Your gross salary must be above the National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage after all salary sacrifice arrangements have been taken (Not including commission, bonuses, overtime or additional payments unless guaranteed).  

If, prior to arranging delivery of the vehicle, you decide that you no longer want to participate in the scheme you can cancel your order by telephoning the Tusker Driverline. You may be required to pay a cancellation charge. This will be notified to you at the time of cancellation. Car employee benefit is provided via a salary sacrifice arrangement and you will be participating in Hire agreement.