Last year was a fantastic year for Green Rewards, with some truly outstanding achievements for our Jump programme. We’re proud to share our highlights from 2017 with you below, and look forward to the exciting opportunities 2018 will bring.
1. Jump welcomes 3 new UniversitiesWe started 2017 with the launch of a Jump pilot at Bournemouth University to 450 employees. A year later, we are rolling out the programme to all 2,000 employees at the University and we’ve got 2 other new Universities also implementing the Jump programme. Following a successful 4 month pilot from Sept-Dec 2017, the University of Winchester will also roll out the Jump programme to all staff in January 2018. The University of Strathclyde has also joined our ranks, as the first Scottish university to launch Jump, with a pilot rolling out to 250 employees in February 2018. We’re thrilled by these new developments and look forward to seeing Jump expand in line with the increasing commitment in the academic sector to reducing carbon emissions, saving energy and incentivising employees to take part in wellbeing initiatives.
2. RBS wins Bank of the Year In May 2017, Jump at RBS won Bank of the Year at the Better Society Awards– ahead of runners-up HSBC, Liberum, Barclays and Societe Generale for its achievements in reducing carbon and saving energy across the 1,700 workplaces where it has been implemented. Successes include generating a 5% average electricity reduction across active sites and saving 500,000 disposable cups. RBS expects to see savings of £3 million in 2017 in energy alone.
3. Jump records over 1 million positive actions In December 2017 we brought you the news that we’ve logged over a million positive actions! In total, we’ve logged 1,313,900 positive actions to date across all our client schemes, which has led to an average energy reduction of 8%, and an average of 307,590 km travelled sustainably. This impact data shows just how successful our programmes are at creating sustainable behaviour change.
4. Over 75,000 donated to charity 2017 was a big year for donations, with all of our members performing incredibly well and engaging with waste reduction, sustainability and wellbeing activities. Thanks to their positive actions we’ve managed to donate a whopping £75,182 to charity on their behalf! A big well
5. Jump programmes shortlisted for 6 Awards 2017 saw our Jump programmes receiving recognition for their work reducing carbon emissions, saving energy and improving wellbeing for employees. Also shortlisted for 6 Awards in 2017, including the BIFM Awards, the Better Society Awards, the Employee Benefits Awards, the Guardian University Awards, the Sustain Wales Awards and Edie’s Sustainability Leader’s Awards. It’s been a year of achievements and expansion for Jump and we look forward to seeing even more successes to come in 2018!