The STARS Business scheme was developed on the back of the success of STARS Education and launched officially in April 2019.
Effective Travel Plans are vital for a healthier, greener, and safer future, as they promote and enable more sustainable and active modes of transport. Modeshift has been working with thousands of organisations across the UK since 2008 to improve Travel Plan standards, share best practice and award Modeshift STARS accreditation.
Modeshift STARS empowers organisations by providing a centre of excellence for developing, delivering, and monitoring Travel Plans. Modeshift STARS offers a national accreditation standard for business, education, and community organisations that have demonstrated excellence in supporting walking, cycling, and other forms of sustainable travel by developing and implementing an effective Travel Plan.
Sites can be awarded one of five accreditation levels, ranging from Approved Travel Plan through to Outstanding Travel Plan.
Achievement of STARS accreditation has enabled a variety of organisations to satisfy planning regulations (section 106) and aided them in their journey towards a net zero future, driving down single car occupancy rates, decreasing a carbon footprint and increasing the promotion of a sustainable and healthy organisational future. Notable benefits which Modeshift STARS accreditation can support with include:
- A reduction in CO2 emissions
- An improvement in staff health and wellbeing
- Positive car park management solutions
- Positive impact upon social corporate responsibility
- A move towards attaining environmental targets
- Increased levels of staff retention and employability
- An ability to respond to changes in workplace travel behaviours
What is Modeshift STARS Business?
Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings.
The Modeshift STARS online platform is a comprehensive Travel Planning tool that:
Creates, develops and supports Travel Plans
Assists in monitoring and evaluation
Recognises and rewards excellence for the promotion of sustainable and active travel