Corporate mobility & transportation management for businesses

Sustainable mobility allows you to reduce your company’s carbon footprint, enhance its reputation, and improve its overall sustainability performance. Our mobility experts work out the best solution for you: from the daily commute of your employees to potentials in your value chain.

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Data quality, innovation, and methodological guidance are crucial for developing effective measures to make a change in mobility and transportation management happen. We at EY denkstatt are experts in all of this.

What is transportation and mobility management?

Transportation and mobility management refers to the coordination and optimization of transportation or logistics systems and services. Smart mobility management solutions try to meet the mobility needs of individuals, communities, and businesses. As regulatory pressure as well as the demands of clients and employees increase, sustainability aspects of corporate mobility become more and more important. 

Why sustainable transportation is important for business

Transport is vital to our economy but also a major and growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly road transport. Also, transport often makes up a significant part of a company’s carbon footprint and is a crucial area in most corporate sustainability and decarbonization strategies as well as CO2 reduction. Moreover, governments are pushing for more sustainable transport, consumers expect that goods are transported with the climate in mind, and business clients are setting ambitious science-based emissions targets including transport and logistics. Beyond that, technological uncertainties, labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, or access restrictions pose significant business risks from a transport perspective.




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Fields of action in corporate mobility

Given this urgent need for transport decarbonization as well as regulatory, technological and socio-economic developments, corporate mobility management is a chance for businesses to reduce transport emissions and costs, show leadership and commitment, and support and engage employees in changing their mobility routines and shifting to more sustainable transport modes.


Employee commutes, business travel, fleet management, and freight transport are major areas where a set of infrastructure, communication and awareness-raising measures can improve travel options and thus change travel behavior and transport activity. In this regard, data quality, employee engagement, methodological guidance, and innovation are crucial for developing effective measures and fostering change.

What are the benefits of a transportation management system?

Emission reductions

Reducing transport emissions (from employee commute, business travel, freight transport, and your fleet) along the value chain. Also addressing other environmental effects (noise, particulate matter…) that may threaten your license to operate.

Cost reductions

Reducing costs in the short run (employee health, fuel savings, subsidies…) and long run (lower TCO of the fleet, carbon tax exposure, infrastructure costs…). Subsidies and internal carbon prices support the transition.

Engagement and leadership

Demonstrating commitment and leadership: engaging employees, improving health and well-being and satisfaction. Collaborating with customers and partners on innovative projects to reduce emissions.

Mobility management in companies is more than sustainable business travel solutions. We support you to make use of all your potential.

Our sustainable transportation services

Sustainable corporate mobility management addresses employee commute, business travel management and fleet management as well as freighting, logistics and supply chain. It aims to calculate and reduce transport emissions along the value chain by avoiding transport, shifting trips to sustainable travel modes and increasing efficiency, thus providing economic, ecological and other benefits.


The results: Corporate mobility management reduces transport emissions and costs, engages and supports employees, and demonstrates leadership, as it is a vital element of any sustainability or decarbonization efforts. At its core, a sustainable mobility concept with a tailored mix of sustainable infrastructure, communication and awareness-raising measures fosters a modal shift to public transport, active travel, shared mobility, zero-emission vehicles and other sustainable modes of transport.

We support you in different stages of your processes and find a strategy that suits your company!


Frequently asked questions on sustainable mobility & transportation

Mobility management in companies is a systematic approach to coordinate and optimize the transportation needs of an organization’s employees, contractors, and other personnel. However, sustainability goals are as important as the given mobility needs. Safe, efficient and sustainable transportation and mobility options should simultaneously reduce potential negative impacts. Therefore, the prevention of air pollution and carbon emissions are frequent goals of corporate mobility management.

Transport emissions play a crucial role in combating climate change: With global transport demand expected to double or triple by 2050, it is crucial to rapidly and significantly decarbonize transport, in particular road transport, which is responsible for the lion’s share of emissions.

Transport decarbonization is up high in the regulatory landscape, with many governments setting phase-out targets for internal combustion engine vehicles, introducing carbon prices or taxes, promoting alternative fuels and infrastructure, and introducing access restrictions (in particular in cities). In particular, the EU Green Deal’s Fit-for-55 package aims to put a price on transport emissions and foster alternative fuels, efficiency, and infrastructure investments. Thus, knowing the regulatory landscape, having a clear strategy for fleet decarbonization, supporting employees in their sustainable travel behavior, and collaborating on innovative sustainable logistics solutions reduce costs and ensure your license to operate.

Electricity will play a major role in net-zero transport emissions by becoming the dominant fuel in the future. Battery-electric cars are here to stay given their higher efficiency and lower life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, increased ranges and charging capacities, and TCO parity in many markets. However, green electricity and intelligent fleet management are crucial to realize their full sustainability potential and avoid rebound effects. Also, battery and fuel-cell electric trucks are expected to rapidly increase their market shares in the next years.

Nonetheless, a sustainable, equitable, accessible and fair transport system of the future will not simply mean shifting all vehicles from gas or diesel to alternative fuels but will see public transport, shared mobility, active travel, virtual mobility, and other sustainable modes play a more important role in the mobility mix.

A corporate mobility concept with a broad mix of infrastructure, communication and awareness-raising measures as well as other incentives can support a shift to more sustainable modes for employee commute and business travel. This not only reduces transport emissions but also has financial benefits (in the face of rising fuel prices) and positive health and well-being effects for employees. For instance, subsidized transit passes or (electric) bikes, improved car sharing, ride sharing or carpool solutions, better bike infrastructure (secure bike racks, bike repair stations), greener travel policies (car policy, parking space management, travel policy) or storytelling and gamification approaches are just some of many possible measures.

Sustainable mobility management pays off in multiple ways both in the short and long term. For instance, immediate fuel savings lead to a lower total cost of ownership of a sustainable fleet, and reduced carbon tax exposure or less space for parking lots has economic benefits. Moreover, it can also bring financial benefits for employees, thus fostering employee satisfaction and retention.

Transport emissions should be calculated according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and/or relevant national or sector-specific standards. Generally speaking, emissions are calculated from fuel (diesel, gas, electricity…) or activity data (passenger or tonne kilometers), with the respective emission factors by fuel type or transport mode. Data availability, consistency and quality are major challenges, e.g., about business trips or client travel data or transport data from third-party logistics providers.

An employee mobility survey is a central tool in sustainable mobility management projects to measure transport activity and calculate transport emissions from the daily commute. However, to engage employees and develop an effective set of mobility measures, we recommend also using it to learn more about travel behavior (motives, quality of trips/infrastructure), to find out what is needed for a shift to sustainable modes, and to ask people for their ideas and feedback. High survey response rates of usually 60-80% prove that mobility is of huge importance to many employees.

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