Fifty-nine organisations sign the Lisbon Corporate Mobility Pact
Posted: 13 December 2019 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
The Corporate Mobility Pact is a set of commitments designed to make mobility in Lisbon more sustainable, through means such as creating conditions for employees to adopt new solutions and mobility behaviours.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Lisbon City Council, BCSD Portugal and 56 leading companies have signed the Corporate Mobility Pact (CMP), which commits to over 200 mobility actions designed to make mobility more sustainable in Lisbon.
Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, said: “Decarbonisation presents itself as the greatest challenge of our generation. We need to reduce our emissions and make all types of transport more sustainable. Every day counts and every action is important.”
The CMP is said to catalyse business leadership and aims to accelerate the transformation of urban mobility. The signatories will adopt a set of measures that aim to help the city of Lisbon to have a safer, accessible, greener and more efficient mobility system, in accordance with the fundamental principles of collaboration, commitment, transparency and security.
The pact aims to promote supply and demand for multimodal solutions, firstly by creating conditions for employees to adopt new behaviours and solutions, and also by extending these measures to suppliers and customers.
“The Corporate Mobility Pact in Lisbon sets the path to success and we need other businesses and cities around the world to use this model for their own transformation and to support inclusive and sustainable growth,” said Peter Bakker, President and CEO of WBCSD.
The signing of the pact act is also said to be an important step for private sector leaders.
“As leaders of some of the world’s most sustainable companies, we must step up efforts and work with other businesses, customers, value chains and cities to leverage the development of concrete solutions and achieve the transformation of sustainable mobility,” said Antonio Mexia, CEO of EDP, one of the signatories of the pact.