All permanent employees can apply for WE do funding. The upper limit is NOK 10,000 per person, per year. The amount received is considered additional salary and therefore subject to local tax regulations.
In 2012, 3,755 employees applied for WE do funding and together received funding of NOK 33 million.
Example WE do projects
Low emission car, India
Saripaka Srikanth, Surveyor: “In India, more and more cars run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). I save 20 Rupee per litre compared to petrol and I am polluting far less this way. I simply had a second fuel tank installed on the car.”
Davide Busani, Food Sector Manager: “I used the environmental fund WE do to buy a bicycle. I realised that I could use a bike instead of the car for many small errands: like buying bread Saturday morning or seeing friends at the other end of the village.”
On-demand water heater, USA
Tara Podnar, Project Engineer: “With the funding provided by DNV GL, I installed an on-demand water heater. This has not only kick-started an effort to make our home more energy efficient, but also impressed our friends and family.”
Solar water heater, China
Guo Kang, Technical Manager, Climate Change Services: “In China, we have a saying that ‘children are our future’, so I used the WE do funding to install a solar water heater in my daughter’s school. It benefits almost 1,000 school children, who also get increased environmental awareness.”
Distribute NOK 40 million of WE do funding to support employees’ environmentally friendly projects in 2013 and then again in 2014.