Sustainability

Sustainable and socially conscious leasing

Helping the world stay stronger for longer

At LeasePlan UK, we believe that every day is an opportunity to do better – for our people, the public, and the planet we all share.

We strive to be a responsible business that continually looks for new and improved ways to value its workforce, strengthen communities, and operate sustainably. We don’t just want to do our bit to achieve environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact; we also want to support our customers and suppliers to play their own part in making the world stronger for longer.

ESG highlights

  1.  
    2030

    The year by which we aim to achieve net zero emissions

  2.  
    B4CA

    We’re a founding partner of this government-backed clean air taskforce.

  3.  
    40

    EV champions across LeasePlan UK

  4.  
    2020

    Accredited with Investors in People’s Health & Wellbeing Award

  5.  
    £40k+

    The figure we expect to generate this year for the automotive industry charity, BEN

  1.  
    #1

    leasing company of the year in the Green Fleet Awards for two out of the past three years

  2.  
    11

    years as an Investors in People Gold standard bearer

  3.  
    >£22.5k

    raised in 12 months for our corporate charity partner Mind

  4.  
    EV100

    We’re a founding member of this electric vehicle campaign

  5.  
    +40.3

    The highest employee net promoter score (eNPS) in LeasePlan UK history – achieved Q1, 2021

OUR STRATEGY

In early 2021, our parent company, LeasePlan Corporation, established a new ESG Action Group to identify gaps and opportunities in our existing ESG activities and to formulate a ‘Zero means zero’ sustainability strategy update. This followed an exhaustive review of our current policies and oversight, which was conducted in 2020 alongside a detailed survey of stakeholder needs and expectations.

The full ‘Zero means zero’ sustainability strategy update will be published later this year, and will address stakeholders’ material concerns while outlining a clear roadmap for how we will achieve net zero (scope 1, 2 and 3) emissions across LeasePlan by 2030. The update and its related KPIs will also be outlined in an annual, standalone sustainability report, to be published towards the end of the year.

Here in the UK, the strategy will be coordinated by our Environmental Management Committee, which comprises members of our Executive team as well as representatives from key parts of the business, including facilities and procurement. It is also be complemented by the work of our other ESG leads, whose roles range from community engagement to diversity and inclusion.

 

Environment

We are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint, and are supporting our customers and suppliers to do the same.

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People & community

Our workforce is our lifeblood, as is the community we operate within. Find out how we are taking care of both.

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Governance

We value effective corporate governance and adhere to the highest quality, financial, ethical and environmental standards.

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Environment

Doing right by the planet

Doing right by the planet

Reducing our environmental impact

We’re always looking for new and improved ways to diminish the impact we have on the planet. We’ve already successfully reduced to zero the volume of waste that enters landfill from our headquarters in Slough. But our programmes don’t stop there. So far this year, we’ve:

Supporting customers to cut their emissions

We’re committed to helping our clients and their drivers to reduce their carbon footprint by promoting alternative-fuelled vehicles, particularly 100% electric cars and vans.

Some of the ways we’re supporting customers to go electric are through our:

These UK-based activities are consolidated by LeasePlan Corporation’s actions on a global scale, which include its:

Sustainability in the supply chain

Going green isn’t simply about partnering with EV manufacturers to reduce tailpipe emissions; we’re also working hard to increase sustainability in other parts of the supply chain. Key initiatives include:

Sustainability through digitisation

We’re currently six months in to one of the biggest transformation projects in LeasePlan UK’s history – a complete digital overhaul that will not only move the vast majority of our processes and systems online, but one that will ultimately increase the environmental sustainability of our business.

Specifically, introducing next generation digital architecture will allow us to:

People & community

Driving social change, within and outside of LeasePlan UK

Driving social change, within and outside of LeasePlan UK

Employee health and wellbeing

Engagement is exceptionally high here at LeasePlan UK, as illustrated by our recent record employee net promoter score (eNPS) of +40.3. Initiatives that have fed into this achievement – as well as our 2020 accreditation with an Investors in People’s Health & Wellbeing Award – include:

Developing our people

One key reason we’ve retained our Gold-standard Investors in People accreditation since 2010 – and were reaccredited against the new, tougher standard in 2019 – is because of the personal and professional development opportunities we offer to our employees. We’re committed to creating an environment in which all individuals can access the training they need to reach their full potential, which is why – in addition to the health and wellbeing-related development opportunities outlined above – we also offer:

Diversity & inclusion

We want to build a culture where everyone can be themselves and where everybody gets an equal chance to make their journey count – regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age or life experience.

We believe a truly inclusive organisation helps us attract and retain talented people. It also allows us to better understand our stakeholders’ needs, and enables us to develop an international mindset, thereby contributing to a highly effective global organisation.

To ensure our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Policy is applied in a strong and consistent way, we promote best practice sharing, nominate role models, and set appropriate metrics to help guide us on the D&I journey.

Click here for access to our latest Gender Pay Gap Report.

Contributing to the wider community

Our focus on mental health and wellbeing doesn’t extend only to the LeasePlan UK workforce. We also aim to reach the wider community through our support of the mental health charity, Mind, which became our official charity partner in 2020 and for whom we’ve already raised over £22.5k.

In addition to fundraising for Mind, we:

Governance

Adhering to the highest standards

Adhering to the highest standards

Conducting business with integrity

We recognise that good corporate governance is vital to business success, which is why we adhere to the highest quality, financial, ethical and environmental standards. We are:

Our Executive teams and parent company, LeasePlan Corporation, are committed to upholding optimal corporate governance practices. You can access information on these principles and practices via the links below.

Code of ConductSupplier Code of ConductModern Slavery StatementGlobal Privacy StatementLeasePlan Complaints CodeResponsible DisclosureGender Pay Gap Report