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16th February 2018
Green and Clean Cycling Scheme... Hansgrohe UK staff get on their bikes
On August 28th, Hansgrohe launched its Green and Clean Cycling Scheme at the UK head office in Esher, Surrey.
Already recognised globally as a sustainable bathroom manufacturer, Hansgrohe says the drivers behind the UK scheme are to reduce carbon footprint locally and increase health benefits for staff by encouraging them to leave the car at home and cycle to work.
Five bicycles, sprayed Hansgrohe green and emblazoned with the company logo, have been purchased and will be serviced locally. Together with branded safety helmets, the cycles can be booked out overnight by staff for occasional or regular journeys to the office and for shorter trips during a lunch break.
Of the 28 staff currently based at the Esher head office, just four regularly cycle to work. It is hoped that the scheme will encourage more to try out a bicycle and in doing so reap the benefits of a more active lifestyle.
"We all know we should try and exercise more, but it can be difficult within the timescales of a busy working week," comments Martin Mongan, UK managing director. "Activities that can be built into the day, like cycling to work, are an ideal solution.
"We are also proud to be doing our bit to help the environment by encouraging a greener alternative to driving every day."
12th September 2014