Okay, you get it. Commuter benefits add up to some major savings for employers and employees alike, which is great. But, what about the environment? Does all this taking mass transportation or opting to bike to work help Mother Nature? Yes, indeed!
Commuter benefits were actually born from the Clean Air Act of 1990. They result in less congested highways, which leads to cleaner air. Commuter benefits truly demonstrate commitment to the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit).
How we help the environment
Thanks to a greener commute, Edenred customers have saved:
- The CO2 emissions from 947,650 barrels of oil consumed
- The CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 49,453 homes for one year
- The carbon sequestered by 10,448,445 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
Plus, we’ve also been working on transitioning from our paper vouchers to prepaid cards with electronic loading. We saw almost a 50% increase to reloadable cards in 2013 alone. See, ECO-friendly is our middle name!