Congratulations to HMRC for winning the Best Large Public Sector Fleet title for the second year running, and the Business Mileage Management award for the first time. It was also runner up in the Leadership – Public Sector category!
The Awards are organised by the Energy Saving Trust, and supported by the Guardian and the CBI.
Pete Gleeson, Category Lead Travel and Transport at HMRC, told Public Sector Travel:
"I am delighted to receive these awards on behalf of HMRC, which recognise the work of our fleet team and pays tribute to the efforts made across HMRC.
We will now be turning our attention to what more can be done to reduce fleet/emissions further in 2011."
As noted, HMRC also won this last year and what I said then probably still applies:
"I assume that this hasn't been achieved by managers ditching cars and flying instead?
It would be interesting to see if flying miles during the last year have increased/reduced or remained static."
I refer to two comments made by readers at the time:
"Talk of saving CO2 is a nonsense.
Now that officers have to travel into the office first to pick up the pool car for their visits, it means that actual journey times and mileages and CO2 are greatly increased - but then again, the first leg of the journey doesn't count in the stats and HMRC and Gordon Brown's crazy world of Off Balance Sheet Financing."
"I wouldn't believe a word they said.
Since a mangers team could include staff in Belfast, Edinburgh or somewhere in England these people are never out of airports and jumping in taxis.
HMRC are a fucking laugh spouting off all this positive info. When you asked for some clarification on the departments restructuring or simply the future, it was like talking to a pack of dummies.
Plus should the overall costs not be down anyway considering that thousands of disillusioned staff have fucked off out of the place over the last few years?
A den of iniquity."
Comments on the reality of these energy/emissions savings welcome!
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