How can a mobility company evolve to become a sustainability leader?
Newsletter | Climate change is accurate, and it is increasingly common for sustainability initiatives to be incorporated into companies’ policies and strategies.
The global mobility sector is no exception. However, our business is moving people worldwide, employers are addressing sustainability initiatives, and companies are intentionally reducing air travel and training their employees on their actions and how they impact the environment.
These actions will not only protect the planet but doing so correctly will represent cost savings for the organization and the individual.
But how can a mobility company evolve to become a sustainability leader?
As companies advance in their sustainability objectives, their actions impact in different directions.
One is towards the supply chain; suppliers and trading partners must challenge themselves to meet achievable and measurable responsible climate actions. By becoming aware that they are part of the solution, suppliers will adapt their policies to comply with sustainable solutions.
Another measure has to do with travel motives and global mobility allowances. Both positively influence the employee, developing culture, collaboration, and innovation, but finding a balance and trying to implement a sustainable basis for transfers is necessary. To the extent possible, have environmentally friendly ground transportation options for assigned employees if using flights can be avoided.
It is also essential to evaluate whether the employee must go on an in-person assignment or if it can be virtual. These decisions must be well supported and supported by employees who are the first to change their mindset so that they can commit to the initiatives. This is not about reducing or eliminating much-needed mobility assignments during and after the pandemic but about generally rethinking the approach and purpose of mobility assignments.
This applies equally to the shipment of household items in the case of individual assignments. Many companies are promoting “buy local, don‘t ship anything“ and are opting for furnished site rentals. In this way, they not only support local commerce, but the measure can help reduce the impact of carbon footprints.
During the assignment, we can also reduce the environmental impacts, and the trips themselves are fully adjustable with sustainable options. Regarding transportation, depending on the place and distances, alternatives can be provided to move within the new city, instead of giving a car as a benefit to the employee. Nothing will be more comfortable than locating the employee near the workplace, but the electric car option should not be left out if this is impossible.
Have you implemented changes in your mobility programs? Do you think this is possible?