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P3. Active Travel

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1 January, 2013

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Submitted: 28 November, 2012

People are at the heart of Gentoo. Its not just about looking after customers but staff are equally important to the Group too. Gentoo genuinely care for the health and wellbeing of their employees and strives to achieve a culture where staff work in an environment that allows them to be happy at work to achieve their full potential. A twelve month campaign titled Happy, Healthy and Here was launched in January 2012. The aim of this was to raise awareness, educate, inform and signpost staff to a number of services that will improve their health and wellbeing both at work and at home. The campaign focuses on ensuring that staff are not only healthy at work but also happy and the here refers to maximum staff engagement as well as ensuring mental health awareness is also fully promoted. The campaign has been positively branded and has helped to successfully promote a number of the events, campaigns and important messages throughout 2012. Gentoo has taken the decision to proactively look for ways to act more sustainably, and take responsibility for its environmental impacts. The vehicle to deliver this is Planet Smart, an internal organisational sustainability programme. Planet Smart is a strategic business objective agreed by the Gentoo Green Board in January 2012. Gentoos Corporate Strategy Planet Smart realises that employee transport to and while at work needs to become more clean, efficient and sustainable where possible. Sustainable mobility that is affordable for our employees is top priority:We are currently looking to set-up an internal cycle network using electric bikes along with reimbursing staff for using their own push bike for work related travel.We are going to support our employees in achieving 20% of their working time at home, along with individual travel plans to remove the need of a car.We are creating an interactive travel portal called TripShare to help our employees car share to work.We are refreshing our cycle to work scheme by bringing it in house.We are equipping staff across the business with new technology to help them mobile work.We are working closely with the Local Authority and Public Transport providers to improve links. Planet Smart has re-energised Gentoo to think about our impact not just on the environment but fundamentally on our employees. Gentoo is committed to supporting every employee in being healthy and happy.

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