CNZ: travel and transport

Transport is currently the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK.

Therefore reducing carbon emissions within this sector is critical to achieving the UK Government’s Net Zero strategy to reach zero emissions by 2050.

We can help you to reduce your carbon emissions and minimise the impact of transport on the environment by helping you to buy a range of sustainable travel and transport solutions. From sourcing operational fleet and zero emission vehicles to traffic management, vehicle charging points and public transport, our frameworks support you to progress each stage of your carbon net zero (CNZ) journey.

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Start your journey with travel and transport

Setting the right strategy for your travel and transport to deliver carbon reduction can be complex and challenging. 

Initially looking at each of the component parts for travel, fleet and wider transport is a good place to start, then bringing them together ensures you have a full picture of your impact and your opportunities.

We have created guides for you to gauge where you are and to discover your opportunities to reach carbon net zero:

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Using our extensive knowledge of the market and suppliers, you can access frameworks for all of your travel and transport needs.

Explore the key areas we can help you reduce your carbon emissions and minimise the impact of your transport on the environment.

  • Operational Fleet Vehicles

    Understand your whole fleet lifecycle to find opportunities to make a difference, whether it be in the vehicles you acquire, how they are adapted or how they are managed during their use.

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  • Ultra Low and Zero Emission Public Transport Vehicles

    Public sector will play a leading role in the transition to sustainable transport by switching their fleet to low emission vehicles –  either Ultra Low Emission vehicles (ULEV) or Zero Emission vehicles (ZEV).

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  • Vehicle Charging Points

    Creating an effective charging infrastructure is vital.  It’s essential that the electric vehicle (EV) charging network is suitable for electric and hybrid vehicles and can cater for private vehicles and public transport alike, including zero emissions buses.

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  • Transport Technology

    Technology is a key enabler in tackling the global climate crisis. This is evident across the road, rail, maritime and aviation sectors, with the UK at the forefront of this change.

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  • Tackling commuting

    Did you know that smaller changes to your employee transport and travel solutions can also help towards reaching carbon net zero? There are a number of ways to help you achieve this.

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  • Business travel with CO2 Reporting

    Our Travel Booking Solutions agreements can assist your organisation in not only managing your spend and adherence to policy but also in reducing your carbon footprint from business travel.

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  • Logistics and Warehousing

    A number of solutions can help reach carbon net zero from reducing the number and total mileage of goods vehicles on the road through optimal route planning, mode shift such as road to rail and adopting innovative technologies in warehouse design to reduce carbon emissions.

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  • Courier and Specialist Movements

    Within the courier market, suppliers are transitioning to alternative vehicles including electric vans, cargo bikes and drones for their final mile and same-day deliveries. We can help you access suppliers who have the ability to provide alternative vehicles for final mile deliveries.

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  • Postal Goods, Services and Solutions

    Our Hybrid Mail, Digital and Transformational Communications services can help you to reduce your carbon footprint through digitisation, by removing traditional paper letters and reducing the need for vehicles to transport them.

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  • Energy for transport

    There is a range of solutions to help you decarbonise your energy supply. From REGOs (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) to Corporate Power Purchasing Agreement (CPPA). Find out how our energy solutions can help you. 

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  • Finance and Funding Options

    The CCS Asset Finance solution provides the public sector with the ability to seek private sector financing – not private sector investment.

     

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Webinars (8 )

  1. carbon net zero

    Carbon net zero: episode 1: the environment, sustainability and reaching carbon net zero

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    Carbon net zero: episode 2: transport decarbonisation

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  3. Carbon net zero: episode 3: how transport and travel strategies can help you reach carbon net zero targets

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    CCS Carbon Net Zero. How HELGA agreement can support your CNZ strategy

    Find out more about CCS's HELGA agreement and how these can help you on your Carbon Net Zero journey within Energy

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  5. Electric car being charged

    Introduction to Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions Webinar

    This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the new CCS Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions (VCIS) Dynamic Purchase System (DPS).

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  6. Swinging lightbulbs on a green background

    Introduction to Supply of Energy and Ancillary Services (RM6011)

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  7. A slide with the words 'Talking Carbon Net Zero with the CCS Print category team'

    Talking Carbon Net Zero with the CCS Print category team

    This webinar helps customers to learn more about CO2 emissions in the print industry and understand what CCS suppliers are doing in this space.

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  8. Transport Technology and Associated Services - an introduction

    Find out how our new sustainable transport technology framework can help with decarbonisation across your procurement portfolio. The webinar covers the background to the framework, an overview of what's on offer, a look at the benefits to using the framework, and how to buy through it.

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Digital Brochures (2 )

  1. Interactive guide: Transitioning to Zero Emission Buses

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  2. Interactive guide: helping you reach carbon net zero

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