Pure ICE vehicles will no longer be offered to eligible company car employees from December 2020, construction firm Skanska has announced.
The move, which was taken to assist the firm with its 2045 carbon-neutral policy, also supports the government’s announcement on a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030.
The firm’s EV first initiative will see fully electric vehicles as the preferred option for company cars and hybrids as an alternative if more practical at present for employees.
Skanska UK president and CEO, Gregor Craig, said: “We have heard of many commitments to reducing CO2 emissions in the construction industry over the last year. In the longer term there has to be a relentless focus on collaboration between contractors, their customers and the supply chain to make meaningful advances towards reaching our targets.
“However, we have to start turning the talk into action. That means having the determination to begin making things happen now. And this is what Skanska is doing with this new initiative.
“It’s a mindset and practical change that will help us significantly reduce the production of over 12,000 tons of CO2 per year from all our staff travel. But it is just one of many steps being taken across Skanska UK to help achieve our target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.”