A mobility budget provides employees Capgemini the choice between a lease car and their own means of transport. If they opt for a lease car, they receive a bonus-malus lease budget. This way, Capgemini stimulates lease car drivers to change their travel behaviour by rewarding cheaper petrol, less private use and lower fuel consumption. Capgemini introduced the bonus-malus lease budget in collaboration with Mobility Concept and manages the budget using our online application Mobility Portal.
Our wide range of customers proves that Mobility Concept offers solutions for all types of organisations, from multinationals to SMEs, and for every industry. Our customers range from business and financial service providers to specialists in the building industry, and from chemical companies to health care professionals.
Thanks to the mobility budget, employees of Rabobank Rotterdamcan combine their lease car with other transport modes. The organisation uses financial incentives to stimulate travel by public transportation, carpooling and lease car sharing. An online dashboard provides employees with an overview of their trips and costs. This leads to greater awareness within the organisation of car costs and alternative means of transportation and leads to fewer kilometres being driven, less travel during rush hour, and more travel by public transportation. After achieving successful results in 2013, the organisation continued the budget, further honed the allowance arrangement for lease cars, and implemented an arrangement for employees that do not choose a lease car.
For service vehicle leasing company Arval, owned by BNP Paribas, Mobility Concept develops Arval’s new online mobility platform. The platform allows Arval Netherlands to broaden its focus from the company car driver to all employees within an organization. This way the company can offer its customers tailored solutions, to give employees more freedom, flexibility and choice in mobility. The platform will allow clients to set formal budgets for all their employees and to manage their spend. Many of their business journeys are automatically recorded. In the event that a journey taken needs to be paid by cash, for example in taxi’s, then the platform can accept direct entries by the employee. Right now, the integration of the platform has started with the official launch due towards the end of 2015.
Van Hattum en Blankevoort piloted the mobility budget using the online system from Mobility Concept. A CO2 footprint showed the organisation that three-quarters of their emissions were due to mobility. “We saw that the mobility budget offered the possibility to reduce emissions.” Their experiences have been positive. “People with a mobility budget are more aware of their travel behaviour.” The test currently involves only virtual amounts without settlement./p>
How do you change the behaviour of lease car drivers? This was the key question in the pilot ‘A new approach to lease cars’ initiated by De Verkeersonderneming. Mobility Concept prepared the pilot together with seven well-established companies. A custom mobility budget with a business case was developed for each company. Participants in the project, including Rabobank Rotterdam and Van Hattum en Blankevoort, use the Mobility Portal.
“Our goal is to achieve greater cost and environmental awareness in using lease cars. We consider the mobility budget a tool for achieving that goal.” Cofely encourages carpooling and the sharing of lease cars. Car usage has become more transparent. “We make agreements with each other on, for example, the number of kilometres driven outside of work, but do not have an overview of the actual number of kilometres driven. Making that more transparent makes intervention possible (such as bonus-malus systems).”
“DSM is convinced that sustainability is of vital importance for the future. That is why DSM formulated a number of ambitious sustainability goals in 2010, including 20% more energy efficiency in 2020 compared to 2008.” The approach to greater flexibility by choosing the right means of transport has not only resulted in more convenience for DSM employees, but also less impact on the environment, less traffic congestion and potential cost savings. “In other words, it benefits people, the planet and profit.” DSM has used its experience in Limburg to create a flexible, modern lease arrangement for the entire Netherlands.
“Smart Leasing offers Ernst & Youngthe opportunity to develop knowledge on new forms of mobility, aimed at increasing employee productivity.” The goal behind Smart Leasing is to reward less car travel and more travel by alternative means of transport. “Thanks to greater awareness and an overview of their travel behaviour, employees can make a more informed choice about where they work – in the office, at the customer or at home – and when they travel.”
“In our work, economic gain is given equal consideration to providing sustainable solutions. From this perspective, we also feel it is important to reduce our company’s CO2 emissions. One of the focal areas as part of this is the lease car, since lease cars are primarily responsible for our CO2 emissions.” Strukton is testing out the mobility budget and expects it to contribute positively to reducing CO2 emissions.
The personal mobility budget lets Ballast Nedamprovide its lease car drivers with an overview of their consumption and related emissions and costs. It also offers the organisation the possibility to determine whether they can better link up the mobility of employees with their goals. “For the A2 Maastricht project in particular, we have the added goal of having employees use bicycles more often to travel between the various construction sites.”
Employees of a major health care service organisation determine their own means of travel, whether by private car, public transportation, shared car or electric bike. The mobility card registers trips by public transportation. Employees register all other trips online in the Mobility Portal, where they have a 24/7 overview of all trips. Managers can approve the trips online and the payroll department receives the expense accounts periodically and fully automated.
Lease car drivers in Southern Limburg piloted a personal budget for paying their travel costs. Those who travel less by car or choose alternative means of transport are rewarded. Smart Leasing is part of the Better Utilisation (Beter Benutten) programme initiated by Maastricht-Bereikbaar. The pilot uses the Mobility Concept online mobility platform. Lease car drivers have responded positively and have also positively rated the mobility budget as a future employee benefit.