Working climate-consciously

Written by Jasmin Schulz

5. February 2021

CO2-neutral work in companies

Many companies are pursuing ambitious emission targets. Some of them have different motivations for doing so: Image marketing, serving as a social role model or consistent climate protection are some of them. Production chains are being scrutinized, business trips are being cut back, but many employees still commute to the office every day.

Mobility for all the world

How up-to-date the topic of mobility is for our society, is shown by how many of us are still driving their own cars, not infrequently company cars – and how much e-mobility and new types of mobility is being discussed. The topic of avoiding mobility in first place on the other hand, plays a much smaller role. The sharing economy and smart startups have long been offering great concepts for not having to travel such long distances and being able to organize one’s own center of life within a manageable radius.

Avoiding mobility to become a climate-friendly company

The new sharing economy also offers companies the opportunity to enable their own employees to work in a climate-friendly way. Instead of commuting to the office every day, emitting CO2 during transport and polluting the roads, many companies have already introduced remote working and want to continue to use it after the pandemic period. For many employees, remote working means working from a home office. However, companies need to keep in mind that home office is not a professional concept for remote working.

“Zero emission” applies to everyone working in the company

Not only should production chains be examined by companies in terms of their climate footprint, but also the commuting distances of their own employees at the same time. Often, face-to-face meetings at the company headquarters itself will be indispensable. However, it will be just as common for colleagues to be able to work flexibly when tasks allow it. Independesk offers the perfect solution for exactly this style of work with its “Company Accounts”: Employees can flexibly decide whether they want to work spontaneously in their home office or rent a professional workplace within walking distance for the day. In the end, the company only pays for the time the employee has worked somewhere else.

Company Accounts of independesk

A company that sets up a free company account can define an individual budget for each employee, to flexibly book their desks throughtout the month. In the end, employees only pay for what they have actually booked. This means that unused budget limits are not unnecessary expenses for the company, because independesk is not based on any kind of subscription model.

Independesk helps companies to achieve their climate goals in the long term while giving them the flexibility to establish a hybrid work culture.

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