” Companies’ strategies for climate: Mobility”,
a guide on decarbonated mobility for companies and individuals

Transportation, development and greenhouse gas

The global transport development has accompanied and still accompanies the growth of world economies and allows the development of territories. However, transport weighs heavily in global greenhouse gas emissions, with 14% of annual global emissions. The transport sector is mobilizing to find solutions that enable social and economic development, while fighting against climate change.

Numerous companies, particularly in Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE), worked in the last decade on the solutions to reduce GHG emissions from transport. These solutions include passengers as well as commodities. These companies believe that mobility is both a lever for reducing GHG emissions and for social and economic development. That is why the EpE members improve existing vehicles each day, while inventing new ways for the mobility of goods and people.

A guide to share experience of EpE members

The guide ” Companies’ strategies for climate: Mobility” comes from the work of the EpE working group “Mobility in a sustainable city”, conducted between 2012 and 2014. This group includes representatives of EpE members from all sectors of mobility: carriers, manufacturers and shippers; air, rail or road; vehicles, infrastructure or energy. To foster a constructive debate on the subject, external experts, scientific and associations, public authorities and consultants were also invited to intervene and engage with EpE members. These exchanges have provided the basis for this book.

A word from Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman of EpE and Chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain

This publication is intended for companies wishing to better integrate climate change issues in the mobility of their customers, employees and goods. Moreover, it is for all those who wish to discover the solutions to reduce GHG emissions in the transport sector, proposed by EpE member companies.

How can we imagine meeting IPCC1 recommended objectives without reducing emissions from transport? How can we imagine reducing these emissions without giving up on our development and mobility that has become an essential need for humanity to make progress? EpE member companies have understood these stakes. They are working in all sectors to reduce these emissions, and developing and deploying transport solutions is now at the very heart of their strategies. These companies believe that mobility is both a lever to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a lever for social and economic development of the territories.