5 tips to promote sustainable mobility within your company
By mobility, we mean all the means aimed at facilitating the movement of people. Sustainability is characterised by the intersection of three central aspects: social, ecological and economic. Thus, mobility is said to be sustainable when it has a social and ecological dimension and when it offers more economical models. These three spheres work in synergy.
In this article, we offer 5 tips for promoting sustainable mobility in your company.
- Enhancing public transport
- Encouraging carpooling
- Encouraging bicycle use
- Teleworking: why not ?
- Improving the parking experience
1. Enhancing public transport
Promoting public transport means not only opting for a less polluting means of transport, but also promoting its HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) policy. There are various ways to encourage employees to use public transport.
One of them is to fully or partially finance their transportation passes. When a large number of company employees travel by car (one car per employee), this tends to congest cities and pollute them.
If, on the other hand, the majority of these employees use public transport, the carbon footprint per employee will be reduced.
2. Encouraging carpooling
Like public transport, carpooling reduces the volume of CO2 emitted per inhabitant. If you encourage carpooling within your company, not only will it help to improve cohesion between the different employees, but you will also opt for a healthier and greener mode of transport. There are several possibilities to do this, the most common being to set up an in-house carpooling platform.
This can be a group in social networks or in collaborative software such as Slack. You can also use an external carpooling application. Many carpooling applications such as Klaxit, Karos, Blablacar etc. can be used to connect drivers and passengers for short trips. Above all, many of them work in B2B, which allows your company to have evidence of your real ability to take care of your employees while enhancing your HSE policy.
3. Encouraging bicycle use
For employees within a reasonable distance of your company, the bicycle is a reliable and non-polluting means of transport. Encouraging the use of such a means of locomotion will help you to promote sustainable mobility within your company. This can be done, for example, by financing the purchase of bicycles for your employees.
You can also encourage the use of bicycles by installing facilities to show that cyclists are welcome in your company! These can be bike parking lots or secure places where your employees can store their bikes.
4. Teleworking: why not?
Some people think that to be a productive person, it is necessary to be under the eye of one's supervisor. Many companies have taken the step of teleworking. In addition to being flexible, it reduces employees' travel expenses and their carbon footprint.
Read more: What role does the company play in mobility?
5. Improving the parking experience
One of the reasons why cities are congested is the lack of fluidity in parking lots, with parking spaces becoming increasingly scarce. This is why some companies are proposing to improve the parking experience, including the use of parking management software. From automatic entrance management systems to the collection of accurate data on car park occupancy, this type of solution enables any company with car parks to optimise, fluides and manage parking in a single software solution.
It is clear that mobility is one of the most important issues facing human resources today and tomorrow.
In the guide below, we review what employee mobility is, why it is important to focus on it and how you can enhance it within your company.