As part of our leadership in protecting the environment Sainsbury's is launching a Cycle to Work initiative, in a move which could help take thousands of cars off the nation's busy roads each day. The scheme will be rolled out in the coming weeks so that all Sainsbury's 150,000 colleagues, based at over 850 locations across the UK, will be able to participate.
Under the initiative Sainsbury's will fund the up front cost of the bike and any safety equipment with colleagues paying the hire amounts periodically from gross pay. At the end of the hire agreement colleagues can have the opportunity to buy the bike at market value.
Sainsbury's is partnering with Cyclescheme, the UK's number one provider of tax-free bikes for cycle to work initiatives. The support of Cyclescheme means that Sainsbury's colleagues will be able to access bikes from over 1,500 locations across the UK helping to support local independent bike retailers.
Roger Burnley, Sainsbury's Retail and Logistics Director, said: "This is a fantastic new initiative that will not only help keep our colleagues fit and healthy but will also really benefit the environment. We know from initial feedback that colleagues are already enthusiastic about the scheme and we hope that thousands will take up this excellent opportunity."
The new Cycle to Work scheme is just one aspect of Sainsbury's drive to ensure its stores and depots are a Great Place to Work, helping over 150,000 colleagues deliver great service to millions of customers each day.