IKEA commences international employee carpool trial with Liftango

Posted: 5 July 2022 | | No comments yet

IKEA, in partnership with Liftango, is commencing an international employee carpool trial across three continents, designed to encourage employees to create sustainable commuting habits.

IKEA commences international employee carpool trial with Liftango

With an ambition to inspire and enable more than one billion people to live a better everyday life within the boundaries of the planet by 2030, IKEA is putting their vision into action.

By July 2022, employees of IKEA across three continents are commencing their participation in an international carpool trial, designed to encourage employees to create sustainable habits with the assistance of a ride-sharing app.

The customised Ride2Work app was designed and built by global carpooling technology provider, Liftango. Liftango has the vision to take cars off the roads in partnership with like-minded companies in the fight against climate change.

“There is still some hesitancy in catching public transport coming out of the pandemic, which is why many large companies are looking for ways to encourage safe and sustainable commuting alternatives. Allowing employees of these particular IKEA stores to carpool with verified colleagues will give many IKEA employees peace of mind, while ensuring that sustainability through ride-sharing is still a core focus”, said Liftango’s CEO, Kevin Orr.

IKEA is kicking off the Ride2Work trial in stores across Australia, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Canada. Stores in these countries are the forerunner to, gradually, rolling out the service to all stores globally.

“Healthy and sustainable living is a key focus area at IKEA, with an aim to inspire and enable people to live better lives within the limits of our planet. This Ride2Work employee-carpool programme will encourage thousands of IKEA co-workers to think about ways they can reduce their environmental impact, whilst having positive interactions with colleagues on the way to and from work. As well as the impact that this programme will have on the environment, we foresee Ride2Work having a great effect in forming strong workplace relationships, creating a strong sense of morale and positively contributing to co-worker wellbeing”, said IKEA Australia’s Meet and Travel Leader, Daniela Pichler.

Within the Ride2Work app, employees can track their impact by monitoring CO2 reduction, kilometres or miles driven, and CO2 offsets by planting trees. The app also ensures that COVID-19 safety requirements are adhered to by users, with an easy way to assist in COVID-19 contact tracing should the need arise.

After the successful trial, not only will rolling out this programme across more than 500 IKEA stores become a possibility, but the organisation will look for innovative ways to make this type of technology available to customers globally.

About Liftango

Liftango provides cities, organisations and fleet operators with the knowledge to positively impact people’s lives by improving access to shared, connected and sustainable transportation. The company’s technology makes the best use of vehicle capacity while giving passengers the freedom to travel in the way that they want to.

Together, Liftango helps:

  • Cities evolve into smart cities
  • Transit agencies to create better public bus systems
  • Private bus operators to digitalise their services to become more efficient
  • Corporates to create sustainable and scalable mobility solutions for their staff
  • Property developers to design sites for future mobility solutions and reduce parking.

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About Ingka Group

Ingka Group is driven to create a better everyday life for the many people. The company does this by living its values of togetherness, simplicity and responsibility – and by creating good and affordable home furnishing solutions. As it does this, Inkga Group strives to make a positive impact on the planet by acting consciously and sustainably.

Learn more here.