In today’s world, almost all the companies around the globe are looking for ways to reduce their CO2 footprint. While in-office CO2emissions such as the usage of single-use plastics, e-waste etc. can be controlled, CO2 emissions from everyday travel of employees can be very difficult to compensate. Especially with different people using different modes of transport.

In our previous blog posts, we have discussed about the ABCs of the mobility budget and what HR teams must look for while choosing one to offer their employees. While offering a dedicated budget to access all modes of urban mobility is a useful perk for the workforce, there is also the growing element of how it aligns with a company’s sustainability vision.

Promoting the usage of public transport or bikes amongst all employees can be a good starting point, but they do not offer the mobility flexibility that employees want. So, time for the difficult question. How can companies reduce employee CO2 footprint if each individual opts for different modes of transport?

That is where the RYDES mobility budget comes into play!

How RYDES offsets your CO2 emissions

Let’s say that one of your employees books an Uber for work. Normally there is no way a company can track & calculate carbon emissions for that particular ride. However, RYDES works a bit different. Once that employee ends their ride the carbon emission for that ride is calculated. It is then offset through our trusted partner in gold standard projects.

Once a ride is completed, the CO2 offset data is presented to the user as shown below,  

This employee carbon emission data can be calculated for any mobility provider supported by RYDES starting with Public transport, Miles, Swapfiets, Bird, voi, WeShare, lime, Avocargo and much more.  

In this way, employees can safely travel around the city knowing that their CO2 footprint is neutralized, no matter what mode of transport they use to go from point A to point B. Not only does this impact the employees, it also helps in controlling the overall carbon emissions of the company, helping in accelerating the sustainability game.

Choosing relevant CO2 offset projects

Overall individual & company CO2 offset data can be viewed both in the mobile app by the employee and in the HR dashboard. There are numerous offset projects that RYDES currently undertakes.

Companies can pick and choose the offset project that aligns closely with their brand and sustainability goals. One of the most popular CO2offset projects commonly chosen by companies is the Reforestation in Nicaragua.  

Not only does offering the benefit of flexible mobility to all your employees increases your attractiveness in the market, but it also promotes sustainable and responsible mobility. Here’s a snapshot of the totalCO2 emissions compensated by companies using RYDES.

Ready to become a green employer? Talk to us to see how you can implement the RYDES mobility budget for your company.