Net Zero

Driven to go green

At TangoRide we are motivated to introduce our service to as many people possible to assist in the reduction of CO2 emissions. Carpooling is a real world solution that takes advantage single occupancy vehicles while not requiring any infrastructure load or cost.

Impact of transport

Currently, the UK has a goal to be Net Zero by 2050. This goal is to help shape all aspects of society and industry to stabilise C02 emissions so there will not be any further growth with the hope of having less output altogether than the past. For the Transport sector, there has always been a struggle to find sustainable transport due to the growing population and reliance on vehicles. This in turn has steadily increased CO2 emissions which have not only been attributed to the growth of licensed vehicles on the roads, but from the increase of resources for new infrastructure and its maintenance, and from the increase in traffic congestion. Other environmental impacts of this transport growth on the roads include noise pollution and harming habitat from new roads and flyovers.

how carpooling helps reduce C02 emissions

SHARE A RIDE - REDUCE EMISSIONS

The practice of commuting via car contributes to being one of the largest C02 emissions in the UK. This is made worse because 62% of all cars driven in the UK are without passengers and more cars are being added to the road each year. However, by sharing a ride with another passenger/driver and taking another car off the road, you only produce emissions from the shared journey effectively halving the output.

SHARE A RIDE REDUCE ROAD CONGESTION AND EMISSIONS

And if you are a driver that becomes a TangoRide passenger, you remove your car from the road which reduces traffic flow density that improves traffic congestion. This in turn reduces emissions further due to improved traffic movement.

SHARE A RIDE REDUCE CAR MANUFACTURING

If you do not purchase another new car because you are a TangoRide passenger and use other shared transport, you save emissions used in production and resources for manufacturing.

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.

  1. All Net Zero strategies must be evidence-led
  2. Strategies must achieve absolute emissions reduction
  3. Strategies must prioritise emissions reductions over offsets
  4. Organisations need to go beyond Net Zero to tackle their whole carbon footprint
  5. 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:

  1. Scope 1 (Direct emissions): operational activities where fuel is used on-site (eg. bakery gas ovens) or in business travel.
  2. Scope 2 (Energy indirect emissions): suppliers who provide electricity, gas, or other resources used by your organisation
  3. 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

The most important element for your Net Zero plan to succeed or not is by making sure you have your staff on board. Organisations must embed a culture of sustainability, shared responsibility and push for continuous improvement at every level.
Awareness and clear communication of the company goals is critical to getting staff to understand the importance and benefits of your Net Zero plan.

carpooling

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.

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