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How Edenred is supporting sustainable lifestyles in the workplace

September 11, 2023

Creating a sustainable lifestyle is a simple choice, but it has challenges. For example, committing to recycling at home is an easy enough task. However, switching up your commute to work to help decrease the emission of CO2 can be more challenging to stick to.

Edenred supports sustainable lifestyles in the workplace through commuter benefits and micromobility options. Our services allow you to give employees the resources they need to practice sustainability at home and in the workplace.

Let’s walk through what a sustainable lifestyle is and how Edenred can support your employees.

What is a sustainable lifestyle?

A sustainable lifestyle is a way of living that aims to minimize the negative impact on the environment, promote social well-being, and ensure long-term ecological balance.

Essentially, it’s an individual’s ongoing effort to “reduce their carbon footprint.” It involves making conscious choices and adopting behaviors that support the overall sustainability of natural resources, reduce waste and pollution, and contribute to a more equitable and resilient society.

Sustainability in the workplace

Workplace sustainability refers to a business’s environmental impact and how an organization adapts its processes to be more eco-friendly. Edenred helps businesses seamlessly implement sustainable practices into their daily operations through commuter benefits and micromobility.

Commuter benefits

Commuter benefits allow employees to use tax-free dollars on commuting costs and keep more of what they earn in a paycheck. Whether an employee commutes by car, bus, train, ferry, or vanpool, we offer a variety of solutions to ensure savings and convenience.

We currently offer vouchers, prepaid cards, smart cards, transit passes, and mobile payments for the following commuter benefits:

  • SpotHero
  • Vanpools
  • Public transit
  • E-scooter sharing
  • E-moped rental
  • Corporate shuttles
  • Parking spaces
  • Biking

Making the conscious choice to bring sustainable practices to your daily commute has a more significant impact on the environment than you may think. According to a recent study from the University of California, Berkeley, employees who took advantage of commuter benefits programs saw an average 7.4% decrease in carbon emissions compared to those who did not.

Micromobility options

Micromobility involves electric-powered vehicles designed for short-distance travel. Common examples of micromobility vehicles include:

  • Bicycles: Traditional bicycles and electric bicycles (e-bikes) are popular forms of micromobility. Both allow individuals to cover short to medium distances quickly and efficiently.
  • E-scooters: Electric scooters have grown in popularity these last few years. These scooters are compact, electrically powered, typically available for rent through smartphone apps, and are a convenient option for commuters.
  • Corporate shuttles: A corporate shuttle is a convenient mode of transportation for several reasons. Most shuttles pick up and drop off at specific locations and can help employees decrease their carbon footprint.

With Edenred, your employees can access shared mobility options integrated into one commuter account. We’ll also work with you to identify eligible pre-tax expenses so that your company and employees continue to receive tax incentives and remain compliant with IRS regulations.

Edenred is ready to help your business support sustainability

If you’re ready to promote sustainable lifestyles in the workplace, Edenred is here to help. By implementing commuter benefits and micromobility options into your benefits package, you can demonstrate your company’s commitment to sustainability and employee well-being.

Book a meeting with us today so we can help you find the best option for your business.

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