The South-East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) is committed to reducing the financial and environmental impact arising from its business travel. SEStran is tasked with reducing its carbon emissions through the Public Body Duties under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. Where possible, the aim of this policy is to encourage employees to reduce unnecessary travel and encourage the use of more sustainable forms of transport. However, SEStran recognises that occasionally there is no alternative to using a car for business travel and this policy is not intended to impede business travel where it is required nor to restrict car use where it is the most appropriate mode of transport for business purposes. This policy applies to all staff employed by SEStran and all Board members of SEStran.