Road transport represents 11.7% of global greenhouse effect emissions, and urban centers are responsible for 70% of these, according to the International Energy Agency and C40 Cities, so cities are key in the solution against climate change, which has to go through moving towards the decarbonisation of mobility.
Cabify is, since 2018, the first and only company in the sector in Europe and Latin America to offset 100% of the emissions generated not only by its corporate activity but also those resulting from user and company journeys through the application (neutral in carbon), having sustained this commitment for three consecutive years. In this time, Cabify has offset more than 310 thousand tons of CO2 through environmental protection projects, equivalent to the protection of 12 million trees in the Amazon rainforest. Simultaneously, the company is making progress in reducing emissions, with a commitment of 15% per year, and promoting the electrification of fleets in 2025 in Spain and in 2030 in Latin America.
Focusing on environmental protection and the promotion of green energies, Cabify is involved in Brazil, Peru and Chile in new high-value compensation projects for planetary health.
Projects to avoid deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon; waste treatment and employment in renewable energies in Brazil; and forest biomass in Chile for the co-generation of energy, prevention of water pollution and reduction of the risk of forest fires, are articulated through a system of traceability of funds via blockchain that guarantees the transparency of the process.
Users and companies that travel with the company will be informed through the app and in real time of the footprint issued on their journey, which Cabify has been compensating since 2018.
Cabify will integrate the API (application programming interface) that ClimateTrade has developed and that will allow tracing the carbon footprint per journey made by users and companies traveling with the application. In this way, they will be able to know in real time the footprint emitted on their journeys and that Cabify compensates for them, transparently promoting the acquisition of carbon-neutral services.
“The complex times that countries, cities and communities are currently going through do not slow down speed, but motivate more than ever to move decisively towards mobility and sustainable urban models. We maintain our progress and our commitment to the electrification of the fleet and in parallel we want to ensure that, with the appropriate local projects, we generate a positive impact that goes beyond the carbon neutrality achieved 3 years ago and also enhances the human development of the communities of which we are part of every day ”, says Juan de Antonio, CEO and Co-founder of Cabify.
“At ClimateTrade we seek to complement Cabify in the leadership of sustainable mobility, and generate the greatest climate impact through the contributions of its clients. This alliance will make it possible to transparently accredit the company’s carbon neutrality, creating a unique tandem in the international context to improve planetary health ”, says Francisco Benedito, CEO of ClimateTrade.
The decentralization of compensation is key to directly reaching its positive impact not only in terms of environmental protection but also socio-economic development and commitment to local green employment to communities where Cabify offers safe, sustainable and sustainable mobility options. accessible. In addition, these programs have a direct impact on various United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as those for Climate Action (13), Life in Terrestrial Ecosystems (15), Decent Employment (8), Reduction of Inequalities ( 10) and Partnerships to achieve the Goals (17).
Since 2018, Cabify has adhered to the United Nations Global Compact and has aligned its sustainability strategy with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the company is committed to the European Green Deal, through which the European Union aspires to be climate neutral by 2050 and achieve a 90% reduction in net greenhouse emissions.