As a business Opencast is committed to reducing our environmental footprint through a carbon reduction plan, working with specialist tools to record energy and other consumption.
Opencast supports sustainable travel and transport. Using the government’s cycle-to-work scheme, we encourage our people to help save the planet at the same time as saving themselves money. Staff can also use the scheme to buy an electric bike tax free.
Through a partnership with electric car leasing business TCH Salsa, our people can lease a new electric or hybrid car through a salary sacrifice scheme. Vehicles come fully serviced, maintained and insured. We have EV charge points installed outside our office.
We are committed to new hybrid forms of working, which gives our people the option of working from home if they want and can. This in turn reduces our employee travel emissions. In our new headquarters in Newcastle, we have deployed smart office tech that incudes power saving for example with monitors that go into power save when no motion is detected.
We're confident that combined, our efforts will move us towards our net zero target.