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Empowering Sustainable Mobility at Work: From Theory to Action

Mai 16, 2024 |

Workplace mobility plays a pivotal role in shaping not only the daily routines of employees but also the environmental footprint of organizations. As businesses increasingly recognize the importance of sustainability, the concept of sustainable mobility at work has gained significant traction. In this blog, we delve into the theory behind the impact of workplace mobility, explore actionable steps to implement sustainable mobility solutions, discuss how teroGO could help you in these green mobility initiatives, and showcase a real-life case study highlighting the success of such initiatives.

The Importance of Sustainable Mobility at Work

Workplace mobility involves employee movement within and outside the office, including commuting, business travel, and day-to-day mobility needs. The way employees navigate these challenges impacts the environment, particularly commuting, a significant carbon emissions source. Organizations, aiming to reduce their carbon footprint and promote environmental sustainability, must address workplace mobility. It’s crucial not only for cutting emissions but also for enhancing employee well-being and fostering a culture of sustainability.

Moreover, the environmental impact of workplace mobility goes beyond carbon emissions. A study reveals transportation consumes 64% of global oil, 27% of all energy, and emits 23% of energy-related carbon dioxide. Reliance on single-occupancy vehicles exacerbates greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion, leading to productivity losses and increased employee stress. Additionally, building and maintaining transportation infrastructure consume resources and may encroach on natural habitats. By embracing sustainable mobility practices, organizations can mitigate these adverse effects, foster healthier work environments, and showcase their commitment to environmental stewardship.

Implementing Sustainable Mobility Solutions

Moving from theoretical discussions to practical implementation necessitates a collaborative endeavor to integrate sustainable mobility solutions in the workplace. Here are six actionable suggestions to foster sustainable mobility habits among employees:

  1. Promote Alternative Commuting Methods: Encourage employees to explore alternative modes of transportation such as cycling, walking, carpooling, or using public transit. Provide incentives or subsidies for adopting eco-friendly commuting options.
  2. Flexible Work Arrangements: Embrace flexible work arrangements such as telecommuting or flexible hours to reduce the need for daily commuting. By allowing employees to work remotely, organizations can minimize carbon emissions associated with commuting.
  3. Establish Car-Free Days: Designate certain days as car-free days, where employees are encouraged to leave their cars at home and explore alternative transportation methods. Organize group activities or events to promote camaraderie and engagement.
  4. Invest in Infrastructure: Provide adequate infrastructure such as bike racks, showers, and changing facilities to support employees who choose active transportation methods. Creating a bike-friendly workplace encourages cycling as a viable commuting option.
  5. Educate and Raise Awareness: Conduct workshops, seminars, or training sessions to educate employees about the environmental impact of their commuting choices and the benefits of sustainable mobility. Empower them with knowledge and resources to make informed decisions.
  6. teroGO x Tapio Mobility Challenge: Implement a mobility challenge in collaboration with TeroGO and Tapio to incentivize employees to adopt sustainable mobility habits. Encourage participants to track their commuting activities, such as walking, cycling, carpooling, or using public transportation, and offer rewards for achieving milestones.

Leveraging teroGO and Tapio for Sustainable Mobility Initiatives

This innovative solution empowers employees to engage in eco-friendly transportation and movement habits while actively contributing to carbon reduction efforts.

teroGO offers companies a cutting-edge solution for encouraging their employees to move against carbon with:

  • Activities around transport and movement: Walk to work, Carpool/Rideshare, Walk your dog, Public transportation, Bike with friends, and much more.
  • Expert content to improve the holistic well-being of your employees and your organization.
  • Employee engagement: Engage with your community around employees’ positive impact by posting photos, giving high fives, chatting and leaving comments

Each time an employee records one of these activities on the teroGO application, it contributes to the company’s carbon footprint goal, chosen beforehand.

Thanks to our partnership with Tapio, you can measure your carbon impact and see how much your sustainable mobility challenge has improved your carbon footprint.

  • A certificate acknowledging your carbon reduction efforts and positive impact on employee habits and engagement.
  • A corporate goal measured in CO2 avoided if employees change their commuting habits.
  • A complete Tapio report at the end of your mobility challenge.

A before and after analysis of your carbon footprint as a company (Only on request).

Avertim’s Move Against Carbon: A Case Study

Avertim, a global consultancy firm, tackled promoting sustainable mobility among employees through the Avertim Move Against Carbon initiative. Teaming up with Tapio, they launched a mobility challenge to cut carbon emissions and encourage green commuting habits.

Results exceeded expectations, with 83 global participants surpassing the engagement goal. Employees embraced alternative commuting methods like cycling, walking, and carpooling. The initiative raised awareness and led to lasting behavioral changes; many now commute or travel by train, while others carpool with colleagues.

During the challenge, Avertim saw a significant 5722.57 kg reduction in carbon emissions. Employees actively engaged, sharing photos, comments, and experiences on the teroGO platform. The challenge’s success underscores the effectiveness of promoting sustainable mobility, yielding tangible positive environmental impacts.

Ready to GO? Connect with teroGO for Your Next Sustainable Mobility Initiative

To achieve a holistic state of personal wellbeing, we believe that our planet and communities need to be well, too. teroGO, as a benefit corporation and certified B Corp, can seamlessly help you integrate sustainable development and mobility into your business.Want to learn more about bringing sustainable mobility into your workplace? 

👉  Schedule a quick chat oder try it for free!


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