First Direct adds carbon offsetting to flex

September 2008
Employee Benefits;Sep2008, p10
The article reports on the move of First Direct Corp. to add a carbon offsetting perk to its flexible benefits scheme to educate staff about their carbon footprint and to provide them with the ability to reduce it in Great Britain. Employees can use an online calculator to work out their own carbon emission. Once the staffs have worked out the amount of carbon they produce, they can use their flex fund to purchase units, which are used to offset the daily damage they inflict on the environment.


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