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tangoride helps organizations net zero
There is growing pressure in the private and public sector to align with the UK ambitious plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. With this, there are increasing expectations from the community and customers alike that the private and public sector needs to react and reduce its carbon footprint to become Net Zero.
Commuting to work via a vehicle is one area that creates one of the largest C02 emissions per person, which the private and public sector will need to consider as it falls within their Net Zero Scope 3.
Currently over 60% of all cars driven are without passengers, representing an opportunity for organisations to foster carpooling for staff to reduce the amount of cars on the road. By encouraging staff to carpool with TangoRide, organisations will help reduce emissions and will be able to measure the amount to report for their Scope 3.
where to begin
If your organisation hasn’t already, consider creating a Net Zero plan by using helpful resources like zerocarbonbusiness.uk and thenetzerotoolkit.org
It would be advantageous to form a Green Team made up of staff to assist in making the plan and the strategies around implementing the changes.
Then start by assessing where the emissions are coming from and understand what changes are needed by ensuring they meet one or more of the five principles of the Net Zero plan.
- All Net Zero strategies must be evidence-led
- Strategies must achieve absolute emissions reduction
- Strategies must prioritise emissions reductions over offsets
- Organisations need to go beyond Net Zero to tackle their whole carbon footprint
- To accelerate change, we must share our successes and failures.
Thereafter place targets on emissions, offsets or practices that reduce energy or resource consumption that result in emissions. There are three categories of emissions:
- Scope 1 (Direct emissions): operational activities where fuel is used on-site (eg. bakery gas ovens) or in business travel.
- Scope 2 (Energy indirect emissions): suppliers who provide electricity, gas, or other resources used by your organisation
- Scope 3 (Indirect emissions): activities from sources outside organisation control such as business commuting, waste disposal and resource consumption by manufacturers/services.
How to succeed
Awareness and clear communication of the company goals is critical to getting staff to understand the importance and benefits of your Net Zero plan.
Because transport by car is one of the largest contributors to emissions, it is important for staff to consider how sharing a journey to work can make a big difference.
A great deal of going Net Zero may rest on reducing emissions in travel.
Carpooling using TangoRide is the easiest way to assist staff in adopting the idea with the added confidence of using a familiar service app such as Uber with the latest security features. Secondly, staff do not have to share a ride with a fellow employee because TangoRide operates througout the community. This provides greater flexibility and choice.
TangoRide can support organisations by providing marketing collateral, videos and access to the website to educate staff further, while the app has a dedicated technical support.