Mobility management for a company: definitions, challenges and opportunities

In this article, we take a closer look at the meaning of the corporate mobilityWe’ll analyze the various issues involved, examine the scope of mobility, understand the regulatory implications in France, explore mobility management tools and, finally, anticipate the future of mobility management within companies.

Corporate mobility: definition

Corporate mobility is not limited to the physical movement of employees, but encompasses a complex set of factors linked to travel efficiency, work organization, and the overall impact on the economy, society and the environment. Here are some of the most important factors in corporate mobility.

Employees’ journeys to work

Managing commuting requires a strategic approach. This can include promoting carpooling, encouraging telecommuting, or providing infrastructure to facilitate the use of public transport.

Logistical organization of working time

Flexible working hours and the use of telecommuting are key elements in the management of mobility linked to the organization of work. Companies need to adapt their practices to offer flexible, efficient solutions.

Business travel

Business travel management requires careful planning to optimize costs, promote more environmentally-friendly modes of transport, and guarantee the safety of employees on the move.

Company car management

In the context of the dispossession of the private car, a growing number of companies today see a car-sharing fleet as a more economical and environmentally-friendly alternative to individual company cars for employees.

The challenges of corporate mobility

The economic stakes involved in employee mobility are manifold. Costs associated with travel, such as transportation and mileage allowances, can have a considerable impact on a company’s budget. In this way, efficient mobility management can help optimize financial resources by minimizing the costs associated with travel.

The social aspect of corporate mobility is essential to employee satisfaction. Well-managed travel enhances employee well-being, improving the working atmosphere and promoting cohesion within the company.

Mobility has a significant impact on the environment, mainly through the greenhouse gas emissions generated by travel. Promoting more sustainable modes of transport, such as company car-sharing, is part of our approach to social and environmental responsibility.

Regulatory aspects in France: Mobility Orientation Law

Today’s corporate mobility management must take into account the legal framework existing in each country.

In France, for example, the Loi d’Orientation des Mobilités (LOM ) was introduced to regulate and encourage more sustainable mobility and promote the ecological transition of transport.

This legislation encourages companies to draw up Mobility Plans to better meet environmental challenges by adopting alternative forms of mobility and new working practices.

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.

How carsharing helps to manage corporate mobility

Car-sharing plays an important role in optimizing corporate mobility.

Firstly, this solution significantly reduces the costs associated with the vehicle fleet and employee travel. By maximizing the number of users in relation to the size of the fleet, companies save on the costs of cabs, short-term rentals and mileage allowances.

What’s more, carsharing offers detailed analysis of vehicle use, enabling employers to monitor the time spent in each vehicle, the distance travelled and employees’ commuting habits. This precise approach helps to adapt the fleet accordingly.

On the environmental front, carsharing helps reduce the carbon footprint by reducing the number of vehicles on the road, which translates into lower CO2 emissions.

Ease of use is another major advantage, with a simple reservation system via badge or mobile app. Access to the vehicle is convenient, while insurance and maintenance are handled by the service providers.

Finally, some companies choose to open up carsharing for private use, allowing employees to rent vehicles at attractive rates. This offers practical benefits for employees and financial savings for the company.

In conclusion, carsharing is emerging as an effective solution for companies looking to optimize their mobility solutions, offering economic, environmental and practical benefits.

At OpenFleet, we’re contributing to this transformation by developing technologies that make vehicles more intelligent and sharable.

The future of corporate mobility management

The future of corporate mobility management will be marked by a combination of technological innovation, promotion of sustainable modes of transport and constant adaptation to regulatory changes.

Companies will need to keep abreast of emerging trends to ensure their competitiveness and meet growing expectations in terms of social and environmental responsibility.