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									              TRAVELING TO AND FROM IKEA STORES
       - KEY QUESTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL PLANNING -
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WHY DOES IKEA WORK WITH REDUCING CO 2 EM ISSIONS
FROM PEOPLE TRANSPORTATION?

Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels affect the world we all depend upon for our continued
existence. Whether natural or man-made, when these emissions become present in excessive amounts
they have a devastating effect on our planet. Therefore it’s time we all take responsibility and do
something, not tomorrow, not when we have time, but instead right now!

With this planning tool, IKEA intends to reduce its emissions associated with transportation of people.

Since our customers are also concerned about climate change, they expect we take responsibility in this
field. Meeting their expectations can create customer loyalty, which then helps generate and sustain sales
growth.

WHICH ARE THE DIRECTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED?

In IKEA’s Social & Environmental Strategy FY06-09 (which can be found on the intranet under S&E Affairs/
Guiding Documents) you will find the following statement:

                       IKEA sha ll employ and promote susta ina ble tra nsport

This is one of the areas IKEA has chosen to focus on in relation to climate change and as a responsible
business we therefore have to reduce CO 2 emissions caused by our company, including issues such as
transportation of people, addressing both customers and co-workers.

This can for example be done by:

-   Supporting innovative solutions on public transportation, other alternative modes of transport than
    single occupancy journeys by car and home delivery services.

-   Having generic documents which are mandatory for all stores to follow, providing suggestions on
    how to best implement the facilities needed for sustainable transportation to become convenient and
    economically feasible for customers and co-workers to use.

WHAT ARE WE STRIVING TOWARDS?

The overall goal within this area is that:

           15% of our customers worldwide should use public tra nsporta tion by FY12

(A goal is yet to be set for co-workers)

HOW CAN IT BE ACHIEVED?

One way towards reaching the goal set, goes via carrying out well functioning sustainable travel plans for
each and every store, where individual plans for each co-worker can be the next step. For best results,
these sustainable travel plans should be developed in accordance with the needs for the individual stores,
and in close contact with local authorities.

This toolbox is produced to work as a guideline for the environment co-ordinators while developing
sustainable travel plans for their stores. These plans will, when implemented, help reduce IKEA’s impact
on the environment, support our brand and also making us come closer to the goal of being a retailer for
the many!

                                              Version 3 – 2010
                                       Developed by Josefin Fogelberg
                              - H OW TO USE THIS TOOLBOX -
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This tool box was developed with the intention that everyone who starts working on a sustainable travel
plan should be able to choose one mode of transport at a time in a structured and methodical way to make
the subject easier to break down into its component parts.

For this reason some of the information is duplicated to each of the modes.
Part of the information is recurring in the different modes purely to ensure vital actions required of all
modes are not missed out. However, once done it doesn’t need repeating just checking off as having been
actioned.

Since working with those issues sometimes can feel like an overwhelming task to take on, it is beneficial to
involve other departments for support in regards to some of the areas addressed. For this reason, a few
questions which are to be tackled by your store’s human resources department are also included. Those
can be found in the spreadsheets named HUMAN RESOURCES, and are recommended to be addressed
initially, where after you move on in accordance with the below suggested structure.

The intended way to work with this toolbox is as follows:

1. Choose the mode of transport you want to work with.
2. Start by looking at the spreadsheet called CHECKLIST for that mode.
3. If you feel that you have fulfilled the requirements needed, and can answer yes to the question asked,
please move on to the following question.
4. If you have not fulfilled the requirements needed, and your answer to the question asked is no,
please use the spreadsheet called RECOMMENDATIONS. Read through the text matching the number of
the question, and see if this gives you an idea on how to approach the task.

On the initial review it is recommended you always look at the RECOMMENDATIONS page to ensure you
have the right interpretation of the question.

5. If you want to know more about how to work with any of the questions or just get some inspiration, look
at the spreadsheet called LINKS, where you will find web pages providing you with more information.
6. Make sure to fill out your own local links and use this as a living document. If you find better ways of
doing something, or think there is more you can do than just ticking of the provided questions, please do so
and inform others (such as your fellow environment co-ordinator colleagues) of your ideas.
7. When you have gone through all the questions, and done a self audit you will have a list of actions
needed to be taken. These actions should then be presented in the form of an ARC plan with quotations for
implementation which you present to the store management team.
8. On conclusion of implementation, a regular revisit of the plan should be scheduled in.
       BEFORE YOU START
      A prerequisite for working with this toolbox is that you have notice boards in store where you communicate
      environmental issues with co-workers and customers. If you haven't got any of these, please develop a work
      order with ComIn.

      Put the board for co-workers in a location they can’t miss, such as just before the canteen, by the clocking in
      machine or anywhere else you think is suitable.

      The notice boards for customers should be put in areas where people will have time and energy to read them.

      Order plastic holders in which you can put maps, timetables etc for co-workers and customers to pick and mix
      themselves and arrange the plastic holders in an organised way, easy to spot on the notice boards. Don't forget
      to update and rearrange your information frequentely in order to keep people interested.

      Smart one-liners about alternative modes of transport and directions to the notice boards themselves can also
      be placed around the store. Choose places such as toilet cubicles, table talkers in the restaurant, and other
      areas where people tend to want something to read!




Version 1 - 2008                                                   Developed by Josefin Fogelberg                       jnfg@memo.ikea.com
     ALTERNATIVE WORKING - Checklist
     Due to the nature of their role in store most co-workers have to come to the store to work. But for those that doesn't, working from
     home means you could skip the commuting altogether. Also when travelling in between stores, please take into consideration that
     flying from, for example London to Edinburgh produces eight times the CO2 produced by taking the train. Moreover, the pollution is
     released at an altitude where its effect on climate change is more than double that on the ground.
                                                                                                                                            OK   NOK   POINTS

1. Does your store offer flexible working practises such as working from home?                                                                           0


a. For those co-workers that work from home, do you provide lap tops and access to the Intranet?                                                         0

     Do you provide a notice board with planned national/ international meetings so co-workers that travel
2.                                                                                                                                                       0
     frequently can sign up for car share and others can plan their trips around already excisting routes?

3. When travelling in between countries do you provide alternatives for getting to the airport such as car share, bus or train?                          0


4. Do you have the facilities for tele/ videoconferencing in store?                                                                                      0



                                                                                          Go on to recommendations for help and ideas
    ALTERNATIVE WORKING - Recommendations
1. This is usually a local agreement, investigate what the terms and conditions in your specific store are.
a. See above answer.

2. Develop a work order with Comm In. Key words in this are: Starting point (your own store)/ Destination
   / Date /Length of stay etc.
   When air travel is necessary, it is good if at least the trip to the airport can be of a more sustainable sort. Most airports have direct bus and
3.
   trainlinks. Look for yours locally. Car sharing could also be an option if many co-workers are travelling at the same time.
4. All stores should have these facilities. If yours doesn't, address it with UKIT.


                                                                                        Go on to links for additional information
     ALTERNATIVE WORKING - Links
1.
a.
2.
     www.transportdirect.info
3.
     www.uksuperweb.co.uk/airports.html
4.




           Other helpful links regarding air travel

                     www.carbonneutral.com
                     www.flightpledge.org.uk
     BUS - Checklist
     Why take the bus? A double-decker carries the same number of people as 40 cars. And it is scheduled on that route anyway.
     Take the bus when you can and the car only when you have to.

                                                                                                                                         OK     NOK   POINTS

1. On your notice boards, do you provide bus time tables, fares and routes on how to get to your store from key destinations?                           10


2. Do the routes you suggest have good connections to other forms of public transport?                                                                  40


3. Have you, or any other co-worker, tried the provided routes?                                                                                         0


4. When the routes have been tried, do you update your notice board?                                                                                    0


5. When co-workers arrive at the store by bus, do you provide the following:

     A secure, well-lit, bus shelter, protected from wind and rain, serviced with CCTV and no more than 150 metres away from the
a.                                                                                                                                                      0
     entrance?

b. A guaranteed ride home in case of emergency?                                                                                                         30


6. When customers arrive at the store by bus, do you provide the following:

     A secure, well-lit, bus shelter, protected from wind and rain, serviced with CCTV and no more than 150 metres away from the
a.                                                                                                                                                      30
     entrance?

b. A discount on Home Delivery when they show their bus ticket?                                                                                         0


                                                                                                  Go on to recommendations for help and ideas
     BUS - Recommendations
   Call your local authority and ask to speak to their sustainable travel officer. They will be able to provide you with maps, routes and
1.
   timetables.
   Your local authority can usually help with these issues as well. If not, talk to the different local bus companies in your council and the major
2.
   train and metro providers, and see if there are existing connections.
   Why not lead by example and take the bus to work! For time effectiveness, ask a few co-workers who you know already go by bus to work to
3.
   help you with good routes.
4. Follow-up is the most important part of any work done, make sure you take time to update and improve as you go along.
5.
   If you are in a retail park, get together with the other stores and see if you can provide a bus service together to suit all of you. If not,
a. negotiate with local bus companies to reroute existing bus services to suit your store. There is no tax or NICs to pay on free or subsidised
   work buses seating 9 or more passengers.
     Studies have shown that this a service that is used infrequently, but if it's needed, co-workers should be able to get a taxi if they have come
b.
     in by bus. For this purpose a small fund needs to be set a side.
6.
     If you are in a retail park, get together with the other stores and see if you can provide a bus service together to suit all of you. If not,
a.
     negotiate with local bus companies to reroute existing bus services to suit your store.
   A good reason from a business perspective on why we should incentivise customers to travel by P.T. to our stores is that this will free up car
   parking spaces for new customers. During peak trade days each parking space is filled 4 times. The average basket spend (transaction
   value per customer) is approximately £64 (FY07). Thereby in addition to reduction in emissions, a revenue of £256 is made on each
b. customer that comes on P.T. Example: If you then had 200 more new customers being able to park, due to frequent customers using P.T.
   instead of their cars, you would see an increase in sales with: £128.000 per year. (Additional visitors X £64 X peak trade days (10) = £
   128.000)
   This form of calculation can of course be used for co-workers using the customer car park as well.

                                                                                             Go on to links for additional information
    BUS - Links
1. www.liftshare.org           (Click on Transport, then Bus for more local info)
2. www.transportdirect.info
   www.plusbus.org.uk
3.
4.
5. See the links provided in the box below.
a.
b.
6.
a.
b.




          Other helpful links regarding bus

                      www.traveline.org.uk
                      www.nationalexpress.com
                      www.internet.xephos.com
                      www.megabus.com/
                      www.travelwm.co.uk       (For local info West Midlands)
                      www.citylink.co.uk      (Scottish Bus service)
     CAR SHARING - Checklist
     Split the cost of fuel and share the driving by teaming up with a few co-workers to car share to work. A full car of 5 people means you
     would only have to drive and cover fuel once a week. Furthermore that would mean fours cars off the road every rush hour thereby
     reducing gridlock. Imagine if you and all your colleagues did this, then imagine if all IKEA UK co-workers did it as well. What an
     impact we would have!
                                                                                                                                               OK   NOK   POINTS

1. Have you discussed with your local authority what sort of car sharing schemes they offer?                                                                0


2. If there are any local car sharing schemes, is your store actively taking part in them?                                                                  0

     Has your local authority's sustainable travel officer spoken at any of your store's morning meetings, environmental meetings etc about
3.                                                                                                                                                          0
     their available car sharing schemes?

4. On the relevant notice boards for co-workers, do you provide information:


a. About car sharing schemes available for your store?                                                                                                      0


b. On alternative fuels?                                                                                                                                    0


c. Regarding eco-driving?                                                                                                                                   0


5. When co-workers arrive at the store by car share, do you provide the following:


a. Car parking spaces that are as close to the staff entrance as possible and reserved for car sharers?                                                     0


b. A guaranteed ride home in case of emergency?                                                                                                             0


c. A spot on the environmental notice board where car sharers can exchange valuable information?                                                            0
Go on to recommendations for help and ideas
     CAR SHARING - Recommendations
     Call your local authority and ask to speak with their Sustainable Travel Officer. In most council's around the UK they have worked with car
1.
     sharing schemes for a long time. Use their knowledge, but don't forget to think about what your specific store needs are.
   Sometimes you need to put together a Travel Plan and join the company Travelwise for your store to be part of the local authority's car share
2. schemes. Use the information you gathered through the survey's you did for the IKEA Travel Survey's and work together with your local
   authority to make the most of this chance.
   This is a golden opportunity to let your colleagues ask someone else than yourself all the questions they might have about car sharing. It's
3.
   also a chance for you to update your knowledge.
4.
     Just because one store uses a specific car sharing scheme doesn't mean your store has to. Make sure you look for schemes that works for
a.
     you, your colleagues and your store. Remember that safety and reliability are key in this.
   At the moment we offer interest free loans on LPG conversion since LPG is the most accessible alternative fuel in the UK but there are also
   other options. Such as biogas, produced from compostable domestic waste and rests from the food industry. Electrical cars, run on electricity
b. from renewable sources. Flexi-fuel vehicles that can run on E85 - a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as regular petrol. Using
   cooking oil (WVO-Waste Vegetable Oil) from our own restaurants to produce biodiesel. Hydrogen gas. Let's be proactive and creative
   instead of reactive.
   Ecodriving is a way of driving that reduces fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and accident rates. The five main rules are:
c. 1. Shift up as soon as possible 2. Maintain a steady speed 3. High gear and low engine RPM 4. Anticipate traffice flow 5. Decelerate
   smoothly.
5.
   Yes, it be ideal if we all car shared just because we know how important it is to reduce our CO2 emissions, but some people might need an
a. extra little incentative. Giving them a priority car parking space might be one of them. The fact that they will save lots of money might be
   another.
   When you set up a car sharing scheme, one of the first questions you will most definetly get is: What if something happens throughout the
b. day to the person I shared a ride with in the morning? Well, studies have shown that this rarely occurs but if unforeseen events arise, it's a
   good thing to have a small fund of money, which can be used for taxi rides home so that co-workers are always guaranteed a ride home.

   The ones using a system are usually the ones with the best ideas on how to solve problems that might arise. Make sure you let your
   colleagues share their ideas, and implement their ideas in the car scheme as you go along. While car sharing, lots of other great ideas on
c. how to improve our business can come up in conversation. Why not have a box for "best ideas" and reward the inventive ones! Also remind
   them that unless they make a profit, take more than eight people, or start a business carrying passengers, it shouldn't make a difference to
   their insurance, although you should always advise them to contact their insurer to check.


                                                                                      Go on to links for additional information
   CAR SHARING - Links
1. www."your local authority".gov.uk              (Those issues are usually found under Transport and Streets)
2. www.dft.gov.uk                       (Look under Regional and local transport and Sustainable Travel for ideas on how to make a Travel Plan)
3.
4.
a.
b. www.eta.co.uk                                  (Look under Green Issues - Energy & Transport - Biofuels)
   www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk                      (Car and Fuel Options)
   www.est.org.uk/fleet/calculators/refuelling
   www.dft.gov.uk                                  (Road and Vehicles - Consultation papers - Towards a UK strategy for bio fuels)
c. www.ecodrive.org
   www.ecodriving.com
6.
a. www.getinlane.com                              (Click on the cost calculator to see how much it really costs to run a car)
b.
c.



                                                              Calculations for car travelling
                                                              A small petrol car with a max 1.4 litre engine emits 0.18 kg CO2 per km
   Other helpful links regarding car sharing                  A medium petrol car with a 1.4-2.0 litre engine emits 0.22 kg CO2 per km
                                                              A large petrol car with an above 2.0 litre engine emits 0.30 kg CO2 per km
          www.travelcalculator.org
          www.shareacar.com                                   A small diesel car with a 1.7 litre engine or under emits 0.15 kg CO2 per km
          www.carplus.org.uk                                  A medium diesel car with a 1.7 - 2.0 litre engine emits 0.19 kg CO2 per km
          www.streetcar.co.uk                                 A large diesel car with an above 2.0 litre engine emits 0.26 kg CO2 per km
          www.citycarclub.co.uk
          www.whizzgo.co.uk                                                  Conversion factors given by: Best Foot Forward
                                                                                      www.bestfootforward.com
     CYCLING - Checklist
     Sitting in traffic doesn’t get your heart rate going (well, maybe your blood pressure). Daily we are bombarded by messages that
     we should exercise more regularly but we rarely have time to listen. Biking to work one or two days a week will surely increase
     your fitness as well as reducing your carbon dioxide footprint. Read more on: www.carbonneutral.com
                                                                                                                                       OK   NOK   POINTS

1.   On the notice boards, do you provide cycle maps on how to get to your store?                                                                   0


2.   Do the maps you provide, show routes with as little contact with traffic as possible?                                                          0


3.   Have you, or any other co-worker, tried the provided routes?                                                                                   0


4.   When the routes have been tried, do you update your notice board?                                                                              0


5.   When co-workers arrive at the store by bike, do you provide the following:


a.   A secure, well-lit, bike-locking facility, protected from wind and rain, serviced with CCTV?                                                   0


b. A dedicated cycle lane on site leeding towards the bike-locking facilities?                                                                      0


c.   Back up equipment, such as a pump and puncture repair kit in staff reception?                                                                  0


d. Showers and dedicated lockers for registered cyclist?                                                                                            0


e.   Drying facilities, such as a drying cabinet for wet clothes, a hairdryer etc?                                                                  0


f.   A spot on the environmental notice board where cyclist can exchange valuable information?                                                      0


g. Rewards for recurring cyclists?                                                                                                                  0
h. Pool bikes to be used mainly by visiting co-workers from other stores?                                                       0


6.   When customers arrive at the store by bike, do you provide the following:


a.   A secure, well-lit, bike-locking facility, protected from wind and rain, serviced with CCTV?                               0


b. Back up equipment, such as a pump and puncture repair kit at information desk?                                               0


c.   Dedicated lockers for bicycle equipment?                                                                                   0


                                                                                  Go on to recommendations for help and ideas
     CYCLING - Recommendations
     Call your local authority and ask to speak with their Cycling Officer. If they don’t have one, ask for their Sustainable Travel Officer.
1.
     They will be able to provide you with cycle maps.
2. Ask the Cycling Officer to specifically give you maps with safe biking routes. Or look for one's at sustrans homepage.
   Why not lead by example and take the bike to work! If there is any real hindrance for you to do so, ask somebody who you know
3.
   already bikes to work to help you with good routes.
4. Follow-up is the most important part of any work done, make sure you take time to update and improve as you go along.
5.
   Your local authority may be in position to support you in financing facilities such as bike sheds. Discuss the possibility of match
a.
   funding with them.
b. Speak to your Maintenance team to set something like this up.
   Your local authority may be able to provide you with puncture repair kits. If not, explore other funding opportunities, such as the cycle
c.
   shop you have chosen to cooperate with and ask them for free/ discounted kits and pumps.
   These can usually be found together with IFS lockers. Check if you can have a few of theirs for recurring cyclist. If not, point E is even
d.
   more important.
   Nobody wants to get surprised by rain in the morning, and have soaking wet, cold clothes waiting for them in the afternoon. This is a
e.
   must! (Maybe not a prerequirement for opening an IKEA yet, but it should be one of them)
f. Giving the cyclists room on the notice board, as well as on the road, is a great idea and is strongly recommended.
   If you can’t get a drying cabinet, check around for rain gear and see if a local sports store wants to sponsor you with a few sets. Use
g.
   your contacts, and if you don’t have any, ask other environment specialist for theirs!
   Ask your chosen bike shop how much it would be to set something like this up, make sure to include the fact that they can use part of
h.
   the bike for advertising. Now since we got the foldable bikes for X-mas maybe 5 or so of them could be used as poolbikes in each
6.
   If your local authority can’t matchfund you, check with your chosen bike shop. This could be a major win win situation. They get
a.
   advertisement, we get more customers come on bike, a better world for everyone!
b. See info on 5C.
     These should be close to bike locking facilities, preferable indoors. For example in the entrance. Either way you do it, make sure to
c.
     point out the service to customers so they don’t have to carry helmets, lamps, and other biking accessories when shopping.


                                                                       Go on to links for additional information
     CYCLING - Links
1. www."your local authority".gov.uk (Those issues are usually found under Transport and Streets)
2. www.sustrans.org.uk
   www.transport2000.org.uk
3. www.bike-in-a-bag.com
4.
5.
a. www.falco.co.uk
   www.lockit-safe.co.uk
   www.external-solutions.co.uk
b. www.riggott.co.uk
c.
d.
e. www.givecyclistsroom.co.uk
f.                                                                        Other helpful links regarding cycling
g.
h.
6.                                                                                   www.cyclingengland.co.uk
a. www.falco.co.uk                                                                   www.cycle-aid.co.uk
   www.lockit-safe.co.uk                                                             www.bikeweek.org.uk
   www.external-solutions.co.uk
b.
c.
     Human Resources
     Involving other departments, such as HR, in the strive of reducing the environmental impact will help you reach more co-
     workers than you would if working on your own. At the same time as you lessen your own workload. What a win - win!

                                                                                                                                     OK         NOK   POINTS
   Have you spoken to your HR department and made sure that they are aware of the procedures for interest free loans on annual
1.                                                                                                                                                      0
   travel passes, bikes & biking equipment etc and the fact that they should administer the service?
     Have you spoken to local transport service providers and bicycle stockists and set up a connection between them and your HR
2.                                                                                                                                                      0
     department?

3. Have you discussed the opportunity of providing information about interest free loans on HR's notice boards?                                         0


4. Does your HR department provide co-workers the opportunity to pick up the annual travel passes they have applied for in store?                       0


5. Have you spoken to your HR department and asked if they can provide personal alarms for recurring walkers?                                           0


6. Have you discussed the opportunity of providing information about personal alarms on HR's notice boards?                                             0



                                                                                                  Go on to recommendations for help and ideas
     Human Resources - Recommendations
1. Ask someone from your HR team to read up on this on the Intranet. For your own benefit, do so as well.
   Google cyclist shops in your area, give them a ring and see what they can offer. Ask biking co-workers where they have bought their bike
   and if they are happy with the service. Give your local transport providers a ring, and ask if they have any offers. Some give a 50% discount
2.
   on the first annual travel card, and up to 25% discount when buying day tickets in bulk for employees who make occasional trips by public
   transport. Provide your HR department with the info and make sure they keep up to date with any changes etc taking place.
   Use the info you have gathered on point 2, put together something eye catching. Make sure you direct the co-workers to your HR
3.
   department for questions regarding the actual loan but remember to stand by as a source for additional information.
   Offering this service makes it easier and more convenient for co-workers to get their annual travel pass without having to make an extra
4.
   journey to collect it. Saving them both time and money.
   This isn´t something HR has to provide, but surely we all want the extra safety a cheap little thing like that adds to our dark morning/evening
5.
   walks to and from work.
   Make sure you direct the co-workers to your HR department for questions regarding the actual alarm but remember to stand by as a source
6.
   for additional information.

                                                                                        Go on to links for additional information
   Human Resources - Links
1. IKEA Inside - Retail UK - Human Resources - My locker room - I must know - Forms - Interest Free loan
2. See the links provided in the spreadsheets called LINKS for each of the transport modes.
3.
4.
5.
6.
    METRO - Checklist
   These questions are also applicable for tube and tram.

   If you have 15 miles one way to work, and drive a car (with an engine size between 1.4-2 L) on petrol to get there, you emit roughly 3
   tonnes of CO2/ year (based on 300 working days/year). If you would choose to go by tram/ metro/ tube instead, you would emit less
   than one third of that. Imagine a million people choosing to do the same! And then imagine if the services ran on electricity from
   renewable sources, such as wind, water and solar energy.
                                                                                                                                            OK    NOK   POINTS

1. On the notice boards, do you provide metro time tables, fares and routes on how to get to your store from key destinations?                            0


2. Do the routes you suggest have good connections to other forms of public transport?                                                                    0


3. Have you, or any other co-worker, tried the provided routes?                                                                                           0


4. When the routes have been tried, do you update your notice board?                                                                                      0


5. When co-workers arrive at the store, or close to it, by metro do you provide the following:                                                            0


a. A guaranteed ride home in case of emergency?                                                                                                           0


6. When customers arrive at the store by metro do you provide the following:


a. A discount on Home Delivery when they show their metro ticket?                                                                                         0


                                                                                                    Go on to recommendations for help and ideas
     METRO - Recommendations
     These questions are also applicable for tube and tram.

     Call your local authority and ask to speak to their sustainable travel officer. They will be able to provide you with maps, routes and
1.
     timetables.
     Your local authority can usually help with these issues as well. If not, talk to the different metro companies serving in your council
2.
     and the major train and bus providers, and see if there are existing connections.
   Why not lead by example and take the metro to work! For time effectiveness, ask a few co-workers who you know already go by
3.
   metro to work to help you with good routes.
4. Follow-up is the most important part of any work done, make sure you take time to update and improve as you go along.
5.
   Studies show that this is a service that is used infrequently, but if it's needed, co-workers should be able to get a taxi if they have
a.
   come in by metro. For this purpose a small fund needs to be set a side.
6.
   Trials made in some of the UK stores show that customers travelling to store by public transport, usually come from the local area,
a. which makes this offer a low cost for IKEA to provide. Also consider that if our repeat visitors come by P.T. the more car parking
   spaces there would be for our new customers.

                                                                                                     Go on to links for additional information
   METRO - Links
     These questions are also applicable for tube and tram

1. www.thetrams.co.uk
2. www.traveline.org.uk
3.
4.
5.
a.
6.
a.



   Other helpful links regarding metro (tube and tram)

        www.networkrail.co.uk                    Look at the box called Getting About and chose Tube, metro & trams
        www.tfl.gov.uk/tube/                     London
        www.tyneandwearmetro.co.uk               Newcastle
        www.travelmetro.co.uk                    West Midlands
        www.centro.org.uk                        West Midlands
     TRAIN - Checklist
     Why go by train? Well, if you can name another totally stress free choice of transport, where a car jam won't affect your arrival
     time, where you can enjoy the landscape, listen to music, work on your laptop and still travel at a speed of 75 miles/hour, please
     tell!
                                                                                                                                            OK   NOK   POINTS

     On the notice boards, do you provide train time tables, fares and routes on how to get to your store from key destinations?                         0
1.

     Do the routes you suggest have good connections to other forms of public transport and have you clearly communicated these links?                   0
2.

     Have you, or any other co-worker, tried the provided routes?                                                                                        0
3.

     When the routes have been tried, do you update your notice board?                                                                                   0
4.

     When co-workers arrive at the store, or close to it, by train do you provide the following:
5.

a. A guaranteed ride home in case of emergency?                                                                                                          0


6. When customers arrive at the store by train do you provide the following:                                                                             0


a. A discount on Home Delivery when they show their train ticket?                                                                                        0


                                                                                              Go on to recommendations for help and ideas
     TRAIN - Recommendations
   Call your local authority and ask to speak to their sustainable travel officer. They will be able to provide you with maps, routes and
1.
   timetables.
   Your local authority can usually help with these issues as well. If not, talk to the different train companies serving in your council
2.
   and the major bus and tram providers, and see if there are existing connections.
   Why not lead by example and take the train to work! For time effectiveness, ask a few co-workers who you know already go by
3.
   train to work to help you with good routes.
4. Follow-up is the most important part of any work done, make sure you take time to update and improve as you go along.
5.
     Studies show that this is a service that is used infrequently, but if it's needed, co-workers should be able to get a taxi if they have
b.
     come in by train. For this purpose a small fund needs to be set a side.
6.
   A good reason from a business perspective on why we should incentivise customers to travel by P.T. to our stores is that this will
   free up car parking spaces for new customers. During peak trade days each parking space is filled 4 times. The average basket
   spend (transaction value per customer) is approximately £64 (FY07). Thereby in addition to reduction in emissions, a revenue of
a. £256 is made on each customer that comes on P.T. Example: If you then had 200 more new customers being able to park, due to
   frequent customers using P.T. instead of their cars, you would see an increase in sales with: £128.000 per year. (Additional
   visitors X £64 X peak trade days (10) = £ 128.000)
   This form of calculation can of course be used for co-workers using the customer car park as well.
    TRAIN - Links
1. www.qjump.co.uk
2. www.liftshare.org          (Click on Transport, then Public Transport and choose Train)
   www.plusbus.org.uk
3. www.transportdirect.info
4.
5
6
7
a.
b.
8
a.

                                                               Calculations for train rides

                                                               A train emits 0.06 kg CO2 per person and travelled km.
                                                               (That is less than one third of the emissions from an average petrol/diesel car)

   Other helpful links regarding train
                                                               Source: COPERT II emission factors and Transport Research Laboratory data
              www.nationalrail.co.uk                           combined with real road testing cycle data.
              www.networkrail.co.uk
              www.thetrainline.com                                                            www.ghgprotocol.org
              www.traveline.org.uk                                                         Look under Calculation Tools
                                                                                     - CO2 emissions from mobile combustion -
                                                                                               Guidance - Page 10
     WALKING - Checklist
     Why walk? Well, someone smart once said: There is something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym. And he, it was Bill Nye,
     is absolutely right. Why don't take advantage of the free exercise you can get from walking to and from work, make the most of it, buddy up, enjoy
     the seasonal changes. Best of all, you'll save yourself the anger from being stuck in traffic as well as the planet, at once.

                                                                                                                              OK       NOK     POINTS

1. On your notice boards, do you provide maps on how to get to your store?                                                                         5


2. Do the maps you provide, show walking paths with as little contact with traffic as possible?                                                    1


3. Have you, or any other co-worker, tried the provided paths?                                                                                     0


4. When the paths have been tried, do you update your notice board?                                                                                0


5. In the Winter season are the paths surrounding your store gritted when needed?                                                                  0


6 When co-workers arrive at the store by foot, do you provide the following:


a. Lockers and changing rooms, preferably separate for men and women?                                                                              5


b. Drying facilities, such as a drying cabinet for wet clothes, a hairdryer etc?                                                                  10


c. Pool umbrellas with the IKEA logo on them in the co-worker reception?                                                                           1

     A scheme on the environmental notice board where walkers can sign up for walking buddies and exchange other
d.                                                                                                                                                 5
     valuable information?

e. Rewards for recurring walkers?                                                                                                                  0
Go on to recommendations for help and ideas
     WALKING - Recommendations
     Call your local authority and ask to speak with their - Rights of Way - officer. If they don’t have one, ask for their
1.
     - Sustainable Travel Officer - They will be able to provide you with maps of all sorts.
2.   Ask the - Rights of Way - officer to specifically give you maps with suggestions on safe walking routes.
     Why not lead by example and walk all the way to work, or part of the way combined with public transport! If there is any real
3.
     hindrance for you to do so, ask somebody who you know already walks to work to help you with good paths.
4.   Follow-up is the most important part of any work done, make sure you take time to update and improve as you go along.
5.   Speak to your Maintenance team and make sure this is part of their routines.
6.
a. This is a basics and should be available in all stores.
   This is not a prerequirement, but nobody wants to get surprised by the rain in the morning, and have soaking wet, cold
b. clothes waiting for them in the afternoon. Most stores provide a hairdryer, but it takes a lot of energy to dry a pair of jeans
   with a hairdryer, and also a lot of time, that could be used better.
   When the sun shines in the morning the last thing you want to carry on your walk to store is an umbrella. But when it rains
c.
   when you are about to go home it's quite nice to be able to borrow an umbrella. Make sure people sign for it though…
     When living in the fast lane, sharing best ideas is known to be the quickest way to success. Make sure you make space for
d.
     other's ideas, in your mind and on boards.
     At IKEA Wednesbury the pedometer from HR was a given success. People almost competed on who had walked the most.
e.
     Imagine everybody being that keen on walking to and from work as well and not only at work.

           Go on to links for additional information
    WALKING - Links
1. www."your local authority".gov.uk (Those issues are usually found under Transport and Streets)
2. www.transport2000.org.uk          (Change your streets, streets for people)
3. www.go4awalk.com
4.
5.
6.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.



         Other helpful links regarding walking

                    www.livingstreets.org.uk
                    www.walktoschool.org.uk
                    www.unep.org
                    www.mobilityweek-europe.org
                    www.itwmc.gov.uk
                    www.ramblers.org.uk
                    www.whi.org.uk/
                    www.walking-routes.co.uk
CHECKLIST TOTAL

ALTERNATIVE WORKING    0
BUS                   110   AVAILABLE POINTS:    800
CAR SHARING            0    PASSMARK:           75%
CYCLING                0
HUMAN RESOURCES        0    PERCENTAGE:         17%
METRO                  0    STORE RESULT:       137
TRAIN                  0
WALKING               27


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