SMC Coach Hire are one of the leading providers of coach and minibus hire across the UK. They are part of the National Coach Network Ltd, along with Energy Revolution supplier member Tuned in Travel – a transport company offering travel to some of the UK’s favourite festivals.
In 2018 Tuned in Travel balanced the CO2 from 100% of their staff travel miles and passenger miles with investment in renewable energy projects, and in March this year SMC Coach Hire decided to roll out the option for passengers to balance their travel miles at point of booking too. Since the initiative when live on March the 4thover 3,000 passengers have opted in to taking part – with the result that over 15,500 vehicle miles carbon have been balanced in the first 6 weeks. 100% of these donations will be invested in projects that create renewable energy.
“At the National Coach Network we see it as our duty to be a driving force for an environmental revolution within the coach and minibus hire industries in which we operate. So naturally reducing carbon emissions, where possible, and offsetting carbon emissions are key objectives of ours. It is also something that our customers believe strongly about and we’re over the moon that there has been such a positive response. We’re proud to be working with Energy Revolution – with 2019 set to be our greenest yet!” Doug Grant, Marketing Manager, National Coach Network Ltd.
Meanwhile, Tuned in Travel (also part of National Coach Network Ltd) continues to set an eco-friendly precedent for festival travel by guaranteeing to balance 100% of the carbon emissions for every booking. Find out more about Tuned in Travel’s commitmenthere.