How Lyft is helping companies reduce their carbon footprint
Lyft Business partners now have more ways to track, reduce, and offset their carbon emissions.
At the end of 2021, 2,253 companies across 70 countries and 15 industries, representing more than one third ($38 trillion USD) of global market capitalization, had approved emissions reductions targets or commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative.1
We know climate change has been top of mind for many of our customers, with many wanting to track, measure, and reduce their carbon footprint; understand the impact their travel has; and set ambitious climate goals. We’re proud to announce that our new sustainability offerings can help you do all of that and reach your environmental goals.
New offerings include:
Green rides: Starting April 17, Green rides will be available to any riders with a Business Profile in select cities. When selecting Green rides, riders will be picked up by drivers in either electric or hybrid vehicles for a low carbon emission ride. (Note: dependent on driver availability and supply.)
Carbon Offsets: For Lyft Business customers that meet program requirements, Lyft will offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced through your use of Lyft rideshare programs.
Sustainability Insights: Businesses can track their rideshare GHG emissions on the Lyft platform with Sustainability Insights, including total emissions, and emissions by fuel type and by program.
Lyft is committed to helping drive the transportation sector into a more sustainable future by transforming how consumers access transportation. Which is why we’re excited that Green rides will be rolling out to the following cities over the next few weeks: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Boston, New York City, San Diego, Washington DC, Austin, Denver, Orange County, Sacramento, Chicago, and Phoenix.
These new offerings are just a first step towards helping companies track their carbon footprint and to creating a cleaner, healthier, and more equitable future for all—we also have plans to reach 100% electric vehicles on our platform by the end of 2030. More details on Lyft’s commitment can be found in our Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Report. You can also log into the Lyft Business Portal to view your organization’s Sustainability Insights.
1 “Scaling Urgent Corporate Climate Action Worldwide,” Science Based Targets Initiative Annual Progress Report 2021, Version 1.2 (2022): Page 10, https://sciencebasedtargets.org/resources/files/SBTiProgressReport2021.pdf