Company Mobility Plan in France : how it works

At OpenFleet, we believe in the importance of sustainable mobility to reduce polluting emissions and promote a better quality of life at work. That’s why we believe that the Plan Mobilité Entreprise, of which carsharing can be a part, is a necessary and effective measure for France’s energy transition. In this article, we’ll explain what it is and how to use it.

Mobility Plan: much more than a compulsory procedure

In accordance with Article 51 of the French Energy Transition Law, if a company has more than 100 employees, it is obliged to set up a Mobility Plan. Beyond this obligation, adopting a PDM has many advantages for a company:

  1. Increased attractiveness: By demonstrating commitment to employees’ quality of working life, a company becomes more attractive to talent, making it easier to recruit and retain them.
  2. Concrete CSR approach: a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach takes the form of concrete actions in favor of the environment and society.
  3. Improved accessibility: Thanks to a well thought-out PDM, a site can become more accessible, with a more efficient travel plan for employees.

Thinking collectively: an inter-company MDP

The Mobility Plan can be applied between companies in the same business park. They can collaborate and develop an inter-company PDM. This approach provides a comprehensive response to the needs of employees, customers and suppliers passing through the area, while offering relevant and effective solutions.

Key elements of a tailor-made Mobility Plan

The content of a Mobility Plan depends on the specific needs of each company. However, here are the broad outlines on which an effective PDM is built (to be adapted according to the context):

  1. New work practices: Encourage telecommuting up to 2 days a week, adjust schedules to suit peak hours, encourage videoconferencing, etc.
  2. Public transport: Go beyond the mandatory 50% reimbursement of public transport season tickets for employees, offer tickets to new recruits, etc.
  3. Active mobility: for example, encouraging employees to use bicycles to get around town, by providing parking facilities or even a fleet of bicycles.
  4. Shared mobility: this chapter is at the heart of the services offered by OpenFleet. Implementing a company car-sharing service reduces fleet management costs, improves efficiency and optimizes employee travel plans, while reducing CO2 emissions.
  5. Company travel modes with less impact on the environment: for example, with the implementation of a travel policy that favors rail over air whenever possible, electrification of the company car fleet, and also the opening up of its own fleet of vehicles for private use – in addition to business trips.
  6. Logistics optimization: Establish greener logistics processes and draw up less polluting transport specifications for suppliers and partners too. Pool deliveries, establish strict specifications for delivery/loading partners, etc.

Mobility Plan implementation phases:

According to ADEME, it takes between 6 and 18 months to see concrete results between the launch of the approach and the implementation of the plan.

Here’s how to implement your Mobility Plan:

  1. Preparation: Choosing a dedicated team and setting a budget.
  2. Diagnosis: travel flows, employee mobility profiles, environmental and financial impacts of travel.
  3. Action plan with concrete objectives and a precise timetable, which is then forwarded to the local Mobility Organizing Authority (AOM).
  4. Application
  5. Monitoring and assessment

Carsharing: a perfectly integrated approach for SMEs

Car-sharing can play an important role in the implementation of a Company Mobility Plan (PME), offering flexible, economical and environmentally-friendly mobility solutions for employees. Here’s how carsharing can help in the implementation of an SME:

  1. Fleet reduction: Carsharing enables a company to reduce the number of vehicles it owns. Rather than having a fleet of individual vehicles for each employee, car-sharing allows several vehicles to be shared between employees. This can lead to a significant reduction in vehicle maintenance, insurance and purchase costs, while minimizing the company’s carbon footprint.
  2. Encouraging carpooling: Carsharing facilitates carpooling by enabling employees to share a vehicle to get to work or on business trips. This approach promotes the optimal use of resources and reduces the number of vehicles on the road, helping to cut traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. Flexible mobility: Car-sharing offers employees more flexible mobility. They can reserve a vehicle only when needed, avoiding the need for an individual vehicle that remains unused for a large part of the time. This meets the specific mobility needs of each employee without imposing rigid constraints.
  4. Access to clean, new vehicles: A car-sharing solution like the one offered by OpenFleet is perfectly suited to a fleet of electric, hybrid or low-emission vehicles, contributing to the reduction of air pollution and the adoption of more sustainable mobility practices.
  5. Facilitating business travel: For business trips or off-site meetings, car-sharing gives employees easy access to a vehicle adapted to their needs, without having to deal with the formalities associated with traditional vehicle rental.
  6. Tracking and optimization: Car-sharing platforms provide valuable data on vehicle use, routes taken and CO2 emissions generated. This information enables companies to monitor the environmental impact of their mobility, identify opportunities for optimization and make more informed decisions for their SMEs.

In short, carsharing plays a key role in the implementation of a Corporate Mobility Plan, offering flexible, sustainable and economical travel solutions for employees. This approach cuts costs, improves the efficiency of business travel, reduces the carbon footprint and contributes to more responsible mobility within the company.

At OpenFleet, we are convinced that a well thought-out Mobility Plan is an essential key to reconciling economic performance and respect for the environment. Our team of experts is at your disposal to help you integrate carsharing to make the transition to more responsible mobility a success.