Focus on fuel consumption and resultant CO2 emissions
Since financial year 2018/19, infrequent drivers – i.e. those who do not drive more than 15,000 km per year, have been rewarded with a bonus in their cost calculation.
Since 1 January 2020, uvex group fleet management has placed an even greater focus on fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions this generates with the introduction of the current Guidelines on the Use of Company Vehicles. More fuel-intensive vehicles (4-wheel drives, SUVs, more powerful engines) naturally mean significantly higher contributions payable by employees or a need to settle for a lower specification vehicle.
An overview illustrated by the traffic light system shows anyone acquiring a new vehicle the positive impact of low fuel consumption on sustainability and the resultant cost advantages and disadvantages, thereby encouraging drivers to opt for a vehicle with the lowest possible fuel consumption.
Since 1 January 2020, the guidelines indicate that the larger the tyre (18”-20”), the higher the fuel consumption and resultant CO2 emissions. Consequently, a bonus is granted for vehicles with a tyre diameter of only 15”-17”.
To promote mobility alternatives, where car users have a credit balance below their additional contribution budget, they are encouraged to apply for a "JobRad" - a company bicycle or eBike - or to take up the offer of an annual season ticket for public transport as alternatives.
With this mobility offering, the uvex group is aiming to reduce the number of kilometres its employees drive per year by encouraging them to adopt more environmentally friendly alternatives to private transport.
The consistent expansion of digital communication options and mobile working arrangements for employees have successfully minimised the number of journeys made by company cars, in turn reducing harmful emissions.
As a result, in financial year 2021/2022, overall mileage reduced by a total of 16% compared with the pre-pandemic 2018/2019 financial year.