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Sustainable mobility

Questions about the sustainable mobility incentive program

Why implement the sustainable mobility incentive program since it is not mandatory?
  • To take action in favor of the planet and act on one of the scope 3 items. .
  • To raise awareness and educate your employees on CSR issues and their responsibility in their choice of mobility.
  • To attract and retain talents concerned about the meaning of their actions.
What is the justification for the sustainable mobility incentive program?

Proof of payment is required for the employee to benefit from the program, and for the employer to benefit from the tax exemption. Sworn statment, copies of subscription to a bike-sharing system,... the Mobility Orientation Law leaves a lot of room for maneuver. With, you centralize the collection of certificates and unforgeable proofs of the mobilities used.

How can I reduce greenhouse gas emissions between my home and work?

The distance we travel each day between our workplace and our home has a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions. In France, 74% of home-to-work trips are made by car, 13% by public transport, 10% on foot or by bicycle and 3% on two wheels (Source: Carbone 4). And these daily trips are difficult to avoid (except for those who can telecommute)! But we can still reduce our impact. Depending on the distance to be covered, according to the recommendations of the Ademe, one can favor :

  • Up to 3 kms: active modes such as walking🚢🏾 or scooter (electric or not)! Walking is the universal mode of travel! It's free, good for your morale, your heart, your legs, your arteries...and no parking space is necessary!
  • Up to 10 kms: the bike 🚴🏿 is not expensive, does not pollute and it is good for your health. Highly efficient in the city, it is growing dramatically there thanks to bike lanes.
  • Beyond 10 km: public transport (metro, tramway, RER, train, bus,...) or carpooling. Unlike solo cars, these forms of mobility make traffic flow more smoothly, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and also reduce noise pollution.

Carbone emissions

Questions about the impact calculation within

What is the difference between CO2 and CO2 equivalent?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is not the only greenhouse gas. It is also the case for:

  • water vapor (H2O).
  • methane (CH4).
  • nitrous oxide (N2O).
  • dichlorodifluoromethane (CCI2F2).
  • chlorodifluoromethane (CHCIF2).
  • tetrafluoromethane (CF4).
  • Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

Each of these gases will have its own impact, depending on its warming potential, its concentration and its lifetime in the atmosphere. The CO2 equivalent (abbreviated as CO2 equivalent, CO2 eq, CO2e or CO2eq) is defined according to the IPCC recommendations and allows to calculate the impact of the emissions of all the greenhouse gases according to a unique indicator (the emissions are related to CO2, because it is the greenhouse gas which is the most present in the atmosphere). It is therefore a unit of comparison the CO2e gramme (g). So when we talk about an emission in CO2e g for a vehicle, we are not just talking about the impact of CO2, but of all the greenhouse gases released by the vehicle expressed in CO2e.

How is the avoided CO2e calculated within

When starting the application, the employee declares his travel modes, then each day, if he goes to work on foot, by bicycle or even by carpooling or public transport. The CO2e avoided corresponds to the difference in emissions between these two modes of transportation. Each emission is calculated using ADEME's impact factor reference system. Thus, when I travel 1 km, I emit, for example:

  • 0 g CO2e walking πŸšΆπŸΏβ€β™€οΈ or cycling 🚴.
  • 193 g CO2e if I drive a thermal car πŸš— with no passenger.
  • 64 g CO2e if I drive a thermal car πŸš— with two passengers.
What is a proof of mobility or carbon avoided?

From the use of the application, we deduce for each day and for each user:

  • the number of trips made.
  • the mobility used.
  • the number of kilometers traveled (recalculated according to the theoretical distance between the home address and the work address, as we do not collect the exact data of the trips).
  • the kg of CO2e avoided.
  • his remuneration (calculated according to the parameters set by his employer).

These data remain in the user's phone until the end of the month. At the end of the month, the user can choose whether or not to send them to their employer to receive their sustainable mobility package or their remuneration. They are then encrypted, recorded in a blockchain and transmitted as a digital footprint to the employer, constituting unforgeable proof of either sustainable mobility used or carbon avoided (or CO2e avoided).

To detect the evidence of journeys, the application will need to access location, movement and physical activity data transmitted by the user's phone. This information is used to build the evidence, and is not shared with the employer in any way.

When using the application, are there any risks of fraud?

The solution offers two types of proof:

  • A class A proof which corresponds to the mobilities declared by the user. This is particularly the case if he chooses not to activate the automatic detection of mobility.
  • A class B proof which corresponds to the mobilities detected by the application if the user has activated this feature. An algorithm is used to verify the consistency and validity of the data through a percentage of accuracy.
Why use a blockchain?

The innovative character of the solution lies in the economic valuation of the changes in user behavior towards sustainable mobility, leading to savings in greenhouse gas emissions. This approach is made possible by the "blockchain" technology which allows to trust the data exchanges by producing unforgeable digital assets from the proofs of positive impacts produced by the users. Thus, from the raw data of mobility on his journeys between his home and his work, creates unforgeable proofs that the employee can value with his company. These proofs are stored on distributed registers (the blockchain).

Data processing

Questions about personal data

Does the employer have access to the data?

The employer only has access to the data strictly necessary to justify the payment of the sustainable mobility package or the compensation provided for by the campaign:

For proof of mobility

  • The date.
  • The distance between the home and the workplace (this is a theoretical distance calculated according to the employee's initial declaration when registering in the application, and not the actual kilometers travelled).
  • The mode of travel (bicycle, public transport, carpooling,...).
  • The address of the workplace.
  • The level of proof: A (declared by the employee) or B (detected by the application and validated by the employee).

For a proof of CO2e avoided

  • The date.
  • The distance between home and work (this is a theoretical distance calculated according to the employee's initial declaration when registering in the application, and not the actual distance driven).
  • The Kg of CO2e avoided.
  • The address of the workplace.
  • The level of proof: A (declared by the employee) or B (detected by the application and validated by the employee).

The employee is the only one to decide if he/she wants to send these data to his/her employer every month.

Can my employer know what I do between my home and my work?

No! Because we do not collect exact and exhaustive geolocation data. We only detect when you leave your home and arrive at your workplace. We do not know where you go between these two events.

Can my employer know my activities and movements without my knowledge?

No! Because it is you, and only you, who choose at the end of each month to send your data to your employer.

Where are the data stored ?

The solution is hosted in France by the company OVH. The user data are stored on their phone. The data to which the company has access (either because it already had access to it or because of evidence) can be exported and stored in its information system.

What are the treatments carried out on the data?

The processing performed on the user data allows:

  • To calculate a theoretical commute distance (between the home address and each work address, if there are several offices).
  • To create incentive campaigns.
  • set theoretical goals.
  • To visualize employee trip reports.
  • To define the mobility used.
  • Calculate the avoided CO2e emissions.
  • Calculate the compensation of employees, including the sustainable mobility incentive program.
Will using application impact my battery?

We optimized the use of geolocation to minimize your battery consumption. Thus, geolocation is not activated continuously. We only use it in the areas of your home and your workplace. Geolocation is not activated between those two areas.

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Questions about the implementation of

What do I need to use for my company?
  • A pilot team for a first test!
  • A company agreement or a decision of the employer, after consultation of the company representative counsil.
  • A collective approach, to extend it to your entire organization.
Can I telework and use

The application allows to manage the telework activity. You have the choice:

  • Either to declare manually within the application if you are teleworking.
  • Either to activate the automatic detection at the beginning of each morning or afternoon of telework: the application will then detect that you stay more than 80% of the time within 100 meters from your home (this leaves you time to drink a coffee, to run an errand or to pick up your children at school πŸ˜‰ ). After 3 hours, the app will always ask you to confirm if you have indeed teleworked.