- The reduction in employee travel is the other main area of change linked to the COVID pandemic (for 58% of companies). Only 18% say that they have worked to change employees’ means of transport, adapt premises or change the organisation of work.
The pandemic is encouraging travel alone.
The pandemic has also encouraged people to travel using private means of transport. Cycling, walking and using petrol/diesel cars have all been encouraged more by companies since the epidemic.
There are an increasing number of people cycling: half of company decision-makers plan to provide more cycle parking on site and 14% a fleet of bicycles.
Very few (5%) however, plan to offer new modes of transport for their employees.
Mobility Orientation Law: 8 out of 10 companies think that it is a good thing, but few know the details.
85% of decision-makers have heard of the French Mobility Orientation Law.
This is particularly the case among companies with more than 500 employees (92%) and companies outside Paris (95%), though they are not familiar with the details. Only one third of decision-makers can give a precise explanation of what a mobility plan is.
The obligation to include commuting as a topic in the mandatory annual negotiations is not fully known (around 57% of companies), whereas more than 7 out of 10 companies knew about the sustainable mobility allowance and the obligation to accelerate the ‘greening’ of company vehicle fleets.
The majority of companies think that the law is a good thing (83%), though it does not stir any particular interest (a consequence of lack of familiarity). It is also seen more as a legislative lever to help the environment rather than businesses or employees.
1 in 10 companies are ready to comply with the law.
Fewer than 1 in 10 organisations have already taken action to comply with the law, and only 1 in 3 are currently taking action Less than half of companies feel prepared for compliance with the law – which is no surprise given the lack of knowledge on the details of its application.
Among those that are ready: 37% carried out a mobility appraisal of their employees and one third has introduced an employer mobility plan.
The greening of vehicle fleets is the area where the most action has been taken, followed by remote working and the introduction of assistance to promote cycling.
Want to make progress with ecomobility? And what if you started there?
Ocean supports companies when it comes to mobility by optimising the management of their vehicle fleets. We offer solutions for:
- car-sharing, enabling employees from your company to use the same car or utility vehicle so that you can reduce the number of vehicles in your fleet
- optimising journeys (solution with or without GPS tracking), for better monitoring of employees' activity on the road, optimisation of fuel consumption and better vehicle wear prevention
- eco-driving, for better fuel consumption and to measure and reduce the CO2 emissions associated with your fleet by encouraging more fuel-efficient driving by your drivers.