Corporations have the ability to create real change in the daily lives of their employees, specifically when it comes to their daily commutes to and from work.
When companies promote initiatives that encourage shared modes of transportation, like carpooling or a corporate shuttle service, those changes result in measurable and positive impacts on both the social and environmental aspects of Corporate Sustainability.
In urban areas of the US, standard drivers will spend the equivalent of five vacation days each year delayed in traffic. Consider the number of cars on the road making the same journey with only one occupant, and that results in a massive amount of emissions being leaked into our atmosphere.
In 2019, a report showed 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in the US came from transport, while 58% was attributed to light or single-occupancy vehicles.
Transport is the largest source of carbon emissions in the US since 2016, and considering the number of commuters traveling to and from work and the high percentage of private car usage throughout the country.
There is a vast amount of transit options available to the average worker, and companies that choose to make it a priority to encourage shared transportation will not only help our environment, but they'll also improve the well-being of their employees while also meeting the social aspect of their Corporate Sustainability goals.