As part of a sustainability initiative, CHS Group runs a scheme to encourage our staff to travel into work sustainably by walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing whilst raising money for local charities.  Every year, staff get the chance to nominate a charity and the top three nominations can then be voted for by any member of staff every time they take a sustainable journey into work, by putting a token in their favourite charity box.  This year Arthur Rank Hospice has received £200 and Blue Cross £100 with a total of £1600 donated to 5 charities including Cambridge Central Aid, St Neots Foodbank and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) since the scheme started in 2014.

CHS Group started this initiative as part of its Travel Plan, and overall has reduced its carbon emissions by around 15% over the past three years, and 15% fewer staff now travel alone by car to work.

Nigel Howlett, CHS Chief Executive said “Local charities such as Cambridge Central Aid Society and the St Neots Foodbank make a big difference to the lives of vulnerable local people, including some of our own customers, and I am proud of our staff for the support they are giving to these very worthy causes at the same time as helping the environment.”