After a successful pilot which led to a 5% average electricity reduction at pilot locations and 500,000 disposable cups being saved, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have scaled up their Jump programme to cover all 1,700 locations in UK and Ireland to maximise impact.
The Jump behaviour change programme will be encouraging employees to engage in energy saving, sustainable travel, waste reduction and other in-house sustainability actions with winning teams and individuals being rewarded for their efforts every two months, with vouchers for outlets such as iTunes and Marks & Spencer (M&S).
RBS sustainable workplace culture manager Mike Lynch said: “Colleagues can earn points for their team for simple actions like switching off electrical equipment, reporting leaks, travelling sustainably and encouraging others to get involved. RBS is committed to reducing the environmental impact of serving customers and Jump brings all our target areas together under one cohesive programme.”
Employees engaged in over 2,500 activities during the pilot, with 80% of in-scope colleagues signed up so it’s no wonder RBS is banking on saving £3m from energy alone through the new programme.