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CSR: Five Corporates Enabling Convenient and Sustainable Commute

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TomTom’s traffic index ranks Bengaluru as number 1 for the world’s worst traffic. Bengaluru has a congestion level of 71%. Congestion reflects the additional or extra time taken to travel because of a traffic jam. An average commuter in Bangalore loses 243 hours a year stuck in congestion. Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi also feature in the top-10 in the world.
Commuting for work for more than one hour on a daily basis has become a norm for the majority of the people in India. 40% of the total population of the country is constituted by working people who commute daily for work. Making their commute sustainable can reduce a huge burden on the environment. Below are few corporates who are contributing to this and helping battling climate change:

Avis India

In order to provide integrated solutions for corporate electric mobility services, Avis India, in partnership with Quikk India have developed an innovative, integrated AI-based model that combines transportation services along with access to robust charging infrastructure, at costs broadly comparable with those of current ICE vehicles. The association is expected to transform the EV space even further, with developments such as better battery performances and reduced costs of EVs likely over the next 12-18 months.
The service will be first rolled out in the Delhi-NCR area, followed by other metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. With the electrification of mobility requiring close collaboration between all of the ecosystem stakeholders, AVIS and Quikk shall also cooperate closely with major electric vehicle manufacturers during the rollout of the new service.
With this partnership, Avis and Quikk have positioned themselves at the vanguard of an emerging global ecosystem that is projected to comprise 220 million electric cars and 7 million electric buses by 2030. Dozens of new full-electric models have been announced in India, while the purchase costs for electric cars are also set to achieve parity with ICE vehicles much sooner than expected.

Candor TechSpace managed by Brookfield Properties

Shared mobility is a panacea that provides users with flexibility and door-to-door connectivity, without adding extra vehicles on the road. As a Brookfield Properties India venture, Candor TechSpace has recently partnered with Quick Ride, one of India’s leading ride-sharing platforms to provide employees with hyper-local carpooling services around its campuses in Gurugram, Noida, and Kolkata. This strategic tie-up has enabled these professionals to leverage carpooling benefits – leading to a significant reduction in on-road traffic congestion and cutting down of ever-increasing air pollution levels. Candor TechSpace has recently highlighted that 13500 employees have used carpooling services – sharing close to 1 lac carpools and saving 256 Tons of CO2 in the last six months.

Mindtree Limited

Mindtree Limited an Indian multinational information technology and outsourcing company headquartered in Bangalore, India. The IT consulting company recently implemented the Routematic software for Shift rationalization for its West Campus in Bengaluru, which brought down the number of trips by nearly 32% and contributed to emission reduction.  Thereby, encouraging and incentivizing green commuting.

Wipro

Wipro is an Indian multinational corporation that provides information technology, consulting and business process services. The company has tied up with Lithium Urban Technologies to provide electric cab transportation services in the India campuses. Wipro aims to reach 100m green kilometres through this tie-up. Wipro is a commitment to ecological sustainability and continuously involved in multiple environment-related programs both within and outside our business boundaries.

Capgemini Technology Services India Limited

Capgemini a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation has committed to help achieve the 17 sustainable development goals or ‘global goals’ defined by the United Nations General Assembly. Capgemini employees have shown great enthusiasm in terms of dedication towards sustainability initiative and contribution in reducing traffic in their cities like Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, NCR. Carpooling with sRide has contributed strongly to annual CO2 reduction targets within Capgemini.