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Join the One in Five Challenge

Helping companies fly less – good for business, good for the planet

Launched in 2009 the One in Five Challenge helps companies and government cut their costs as well as their carbon emissions from business travel. From 2014 the challenge is being run by Global Action Plan.

Participants commit to cut 20% of their business flights within five years.

The Challenge is a guided programme and award scheme which suggests practical ways to cut flying and use lower-carbon ways of staying connected.

The latest three-year results are impressive: members have, on average, cut their flights by 38%, saving £2 million and 3,000 tonnes of Co2.

The 3rd Annual Report for the One in Five Challenge is now available showing the latest results for the Challenge. The One in Five Challenge Toolkit, showing how successful organisations have achieved the Challenge, is also available.

One in Five Challenge Members

The following companies & organisations have been members of WWF's One in Five Challenge:

Balfour Beatty, BSkyB, BT, Capgemini, Lloyds TSB, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft UK, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Government, Skanska, Vodafone UK and WWF-UK.

Award winners

The following members have achieved the One in Five Challenge Award:
  • BSkyB
  • BT
  • Capgemini
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Microsoft UK
  • Scottish Government
  • SEPA
  • Vodafone UK
  • WWF-UK

Rewarding positive changes

Financial pressures and carbon reduction targets are already forcing many companies to cut their business travel. But to continue making these cost and carbon savings, companies will need to reduce their reliance on business flying.

They can do this by increasing the use of audio, web and videoconferencing. And rail travel offers a lower carbon alternative to flying. These lower-carbon ways of staying connected improve the productivity and well-being of staff.

Companies that successfully meet the Challenge receive a specially-designed Panda logo and WWF’s public recognition. There are also opportunities to share a public platform with WWF to demonstrate the benefits of flying less.

The business case for flying less:

  • Financial savings from avoided flights and accommodation
  • Lower emissions to meet carbon reduction targets
  • Increased productivity due to more time in the office
  • Better global collaboration and faster decision making
  • Better work–life balance for staff, which can boost staff retention
  • Improved ability to operate in a carbon-constrained future

Membership of the One in Five Challenge entitles you to:

  • A toolkit to help you develop and implement a greener travel policy
  • An online system to report and submit data for the Challenge
  • Consultancy support from travel planning experts to meet the Challenge
  • Annual reports to record progress
  • One in Five Challenge branding to communicate your participation and success
  • Ideas for improved engagement and buy-in from staff
  • An annual workshop and a quarterly e-newsletter
  • Audited data you can report to government and investors
  • Publicity opportunities with WWF

If you think your business would be interested in taking up the One in Five Challenge, or to find out more, please contact Caroline Watson from Global Action Plan caroline.watson@globalactionplan.org.uk or call 020 7420 4444.


WWF's David Nussbaum and Capgemini's Christine Hodgson introduce the One in Five Challenge:

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Reports

One in Five Challenge Annual Report 2010-11

One in Five Challenge Annual Report 2009-10

Moving on: why flying less means more for business

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If you think your business would be interested in taking up the One in Five Challenge, or to find out more, please contact Caroline Watson from Global Action Plan caroline.watson@globalactionplan.org.uk or call 020 7420 4444.

Rajendra_Pachauri

I would like to compliment WWF's campaign... the 'One in Five Challenge' is an extremely effective and practical way for organizations round the world to be part of the solution

Nobel Laureate Rajendra Pachauri - Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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