Businesses can take simple actions to help improve local air quality. Show your support with an Air Quality Pledge
Reducing your company’s emissions is much easier than you think. Simple actions can provide efficiency savings and improve local air quality.
We can provide help to identify opportunities and as a start download our Air Quality Business Toolkit
Join other local businesses by showing your support and by signing up the Air Quality Pledge.
Find out more by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0203 697 9270
Delivery and servicing vehicles contribute to local air pollution and congestion. By re-thinking when and how businesses receive their deliveries, services and waste collections both can be reduced.
Some ideas of simple steps that can help are:
- Speaking with neighbouring businesses to share office supplies.
- Reducing the number of deliveries by consolidating the number of suppliers for different products or reducing daily/weekly deliveries to a few times a month.
- Requesting that suppliers deliver earlier in the morning to reduce traffic during the morning rush hour.
- Encourage staff to have personal deliveries away from central London and spread the word about alternatives with the ‘Click & Collect’: northbank.clickcollect.london
- Ask drivers to refrain from idling their vehicles when visiting your premises
- Share that you care about our air #northbankcleanerair
Encouraging our future generation
We have been working closely with St Clement Danes Primary School to help raise awareness of air quality issues and promote clean walking routes to school. Our charity partner, Groundwork London, has been delivering a series of educational sessions, inspiring students to do their bit to help address air pollution. Groundwork is also running a competition for students to design a poster to promote the Cleaner Air Routes. You’ll be able to see the winning poster on display at our pop-up events and in local business windows.
Making delivery consultation work for your business
We’ve been working with businesses like Somerset House to help reduce our collective impact on the environment, with cost benefits too. We will be publishing a report with TfL and Somerset House soon but in the meantime please contact us if you would like to find out more.
Businesses asked to pledge their support for pollution-busting campaign
Westminster suffers from the worst air pollution in the country with almost 10 million drivers in London contributing more than half of the deadliest emissions. Research suggests that thousands of Londoners die prematurely because of poor air quality.
To help cut pollution, Westminster City Council’s #DontBeIdle campaign encourages road users to switch off their car engines when parked at the side of the road. Over 10,000 people have already signed up to the pledge.
Business users of Westminster’s road network can support the campaign by displaying #DontBeIdle stickers in their vehicles, training their drivers not to engine idle unnecessarily and funding an air quality marshal to engage directly with drivers.
Find out how your business can get involved at westminster.gov.uk/dont-be-idle-business
Delivery giant Deliveroo is the latest business to sign up to #DontBeIdle. Leader of Westminster City Council, Cllr Nickie Aiken, with Deliveroo riders