In response to the urgency of the climate crisis, Beam has announced that it is officially ClimateNeutral Certified for the second year. This certification is a validation of the effort and commitment that Beam has shown to provide a sustainable service to all its riders.
Climate Neutral(climateneutral.org) is an independent third-party auditor of carbon emissions that helps organisations measure, validate and offset their greenhouse gas emissions, and implement reduction strategies for the future. Beam is one of300 brands across the globe who have achieved Climate Neutral Certification this year, and the only e-mobility operator from the APAC region to achieve this certification.
“A core pillar ofBeam’s operations is our commitment to providing a sustainable form oft ransportation for our riders. If I am going from point A to point B by myself there is no need to carry 1,000 kg of metal around with me [in a car] to get there,” said Alan Jiang Beam’s CEO.
“We know that cities need new and alternative forms of transportation to alleviate smog andlower the environmental impact of transportation. A ride on an e-scooter or an e-bike is a personal choice to lower the environmental impacts of transportation and Beam is proud to support these important choices” he added.
The ClimateNeutral Certification is the culmination of Beam’s sustainability activities over the last year. We are constantly striving to improve our environmental footprint. Some of our recent activities have included:
• Shift to using electric cargo vans in all cities where possible
• Implement routing algorithms to ensure the most efficient and environmentally efficient scooter deployment
• Roll-out of high capacity swappable batteries with up to 40%greater capacity
• Introduction of e-mobed and e-cargo vans to support deployment and redistribution
• Implement an end of life recycling plan for all e-scooters
Companies who achieve certification follow a set of standards for buying verified carbon credits to offset their entire footprint. Carbon credits direct investment into reducing and capturing carbon dioxide and can support a range of projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and direct destruction of climate-changing gases. As part of its certification, Beam has offset 4400tonnes of Co2 from its operations in 2020.
All ClimateNeutral Certified companies also commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions. Over the course of 2021 Beam will continue its efforts to convert to certified renewable energy sources for all of its power needs - from warehouses and offices to charging vehicles, move away from fossil-fuelled delivery vehicles, and minimise the environmental impacts when vehicles reach their end-of-life.