John D Wood & Co. Is the latest agency to go green with a move to making its fleet of company vehicles electric.
The lettings and sales agent with offices across London and South of England, will no longer offer petrol or diesel vehicles to employees; some 87 per cent of staff have taken up of the new scheme.
The agency admits that financial factors such as emission charges and increasing parking costs in the capital have also played a part in the decision.
A statement says: “The business recognises its corporate responsibility, and that employees, in particular those of younger generations are attracted to employers who commit to helping reduce carbon footprint and take their responsibilities seriously.”
Rival London agency Chestertons recently went green with its fleet, too.
Simon Merson, associate director at John D Wood & Co says: “We have considered for some time a move to a fully electric fleet, but with the launch of [emission charges], cost of parking increasing, and more of our agents already commuting to work via greener alternatives, we are pleased to get the wheels in motion making this commitment to play our part in going green.”