Santander UK plc. is one of the country’s largest providers current accounts, savings, mortgages, loans. It is committed to adopting sustainable management practices and encourages its workforce to actively reduce their the environmental impact.
Through its company-wide staff engagement initiative, ‘Go Green’, Santander encourages the workforce to improve performance across energy, waste and business travel issues.
But, with a head office and branch network comprising 1,200 UK sites, the company needed a communication and engagement partner with relevant technical knowledge to set up a network of staff champions charged with embedding positive change at their site.
The Envido Solution
After recruiting staff during a series of environmental roadshow events, we trained and supported these champions providing them with an toolkit of resources, a live technical helpdesk and shared learning and tips and updated the champions on the initiative’s progress via Santander’s dedicated environmental intranet – the Village Green.
The toolkits covered each sustainability theme and included practical ‘how to’ guidance, communication advice and a number of ‘planet saving’ tips. Armed with this information, champions knew where savings could be made, the behaviours staff could adopt, and how best to influence their colleagues to make that change.
The Envido-managed helpdesk provided champions with access to environmental experts, on-hand to quickly answer their questions. Santander staff could also submit ideas about how the bank could become a greener company, empowering champions to actively improve environmental performance at their location. The Village Green intranet site acted as a vehicle to update, motivate and engage champions with regular articles shared learning and blog post from the networks.
“Envido was the driving force that trained and motivated and enabled our large champion network to embed change across Santander’s workforce and locations.”
Christianne Carrick, Santander Community Relations Manager
A network of over 110 champions has helped to deliver long-lasting savings across Santander’s offices and branch network, which are increasingly taking responsibility for their own environmental impacts. Recycling has increased 11% and use of video conferencing has significantly reduced business travel.
Why Choose Envido
We save clients’ money using our “Opportunity-Technology-Change” business model – to support you throughout your organisation’s carbon journey, not just one part of it.
Across our 500TWh managed energy portfolio we identify opportunities and plan client carbon reduction, delivering savings through technology design and install from metering to renewables and engaging the workforce to help staff understand how they can reduce carbon in the workplace. We can even work in the supply chain.