The CSR initiative joinmyjourney has been recognised in the ‘Most innovative sustainable travel measure’ category.
The prestigious Travelwest Business Awards 2016 recognise and celebrate the successes of businesses across the West of England that are making significant contributions to sustainable travel across the region.
Ecosurety has been shortlisted for the development of the CSR project joinmyjourney, the free-to-use website and mobile apps that promote and facilitate journey sharing by car, bicycle and foot for commuters travelling to the same organisation or business location.
By sharing journeys, commuters can take proactive steps towards reducing congestion and environmental impacts, not to mention saving significant amounts of money.
Initially launched in November 2015 to 8,000 commuters working at Aztec West business park in North Bristol where Ecosurety is based, joinmyjourney has now rolled out to various other locations for free including the NHS North Bristol Trust and the University of the West of England.
The project was made possible thanks to additional funding and support from South Gloucester Council, and with the backing of Bristol Council five new sites are due to launch in the city that will also be free to use for businesses and commuters.
Encompassing Ecosurety's ‘change for good’ ethos, the CSR project is a unique collaboration between the private and public sector to solve a significant issue in the local community, one that is now benefiting commuters and the environment far beyond the original launch location of Aztec West.
Previously in the 2015 Travelwest Awards, Ecosurety marketing and communication specialist Ben Luger was recognised with the 'Individual most committed to sustainable travel' award for helping to bring the joinmyjourney project to fruition.
The 2016 award winners will be announced on 2 November at a ceremony in Bristol.
To find out more about joinmyjourney and to register your interest, please visit joinmyjourney.org.
Marketing communication specialist
Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 to help drive the marketing communications for Ecosurety, working closely with all areas of the business to help spread the good word!
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