When you have a field team in place for your business, it’s essential to make sure they are carrying their job out sustainably.
With the UK edging ever closer to 2050’s net-zero carbon emissions target, now’s the time to ensure your field team can do their jobs in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Here are some of our top tips, as well as how our Shepherds can keep your field team green.
1. Plan ahead
By organising your movements in advance, you can help your field team carry out their work in a more sustainable way.
For example, if two agents are travelling to the same area, you can consider car-sharing or make sure a field agent already in the area attends a specific site.
There will be some last-minute jobs that you need your team to do, but by planning ahead as much as possible, you can ensure they stay environmentally-friendly.
2. Consider electric vehicles
If your field team have to do a lot of driving, an electric vehicle (EV) can help reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
With the UK Government banning the sales of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030, it makes sense to get ahead of the curve now.
There are lots of great EVs that you can buy or lease, and the charging infrastructure across the country is growing, with over 42,000 charge points now available.
3. Provide sustainable merch
Many businesses now provide their teams with eco-friendly merch to help them do their jobs.
For example, a refillable insulated mug means your sales team can get their coffee fix without relying on disposable cups. A snuggly branded fleece means they can travel to site without cranking up the heating in the car. You can even consider tablets to reduce their reliance on notepads and pieces of paper.
There’s a wide range of merch on offer – take a look and see what will benefit your field team the most.
4. Use Shepper for your field team needs
If you have an urgent check you need to carry out or deploy someone to a part of the country your team typically doesn’t service, Shepper can help.
We have over 60,000 Shepherds located all across the UK, as well as coverage across 20 other countries.
All our Shepherds are locally-based, meaning they can travel to any area you need them to sustainably, keeping your carbon footprint low. In fact, over 55% of our network complete checks on foot or by bike!
Using Shepper is simple. You tell us what you need to check in-store and our Shepherds carry out your checks in the timescales requested. We review, time-stamp and geo-tag the data, sending it straight to your inbox when done.
With Shepper, you’re not only saving money, but you’re helping to save the environment, one check at a time.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help make your field team sustainable.