Sustainability is becoming an instrument for solving problems that society has been dealing with for decades. One of them is mobility in large urban centers. Long commuting times to and from work and high air pollution have been seen as a cost of modernization. But now these ills are seen as unnecessary. And so some countries are already adopting labor legislation to promote sustainable transport schemes for employees.
How will these new regulations affect the productive fabric and teleworking?
Increasingly, sustainability is permeating all aspects of legislation, and soon it will be the turn of labor regulations. In doing so, it will promote a paradigm shift for both companies and their workers. In many countries, changes are being made to reduce or even eliminate carbon emissions resulting from employees’ commuting to work, while reducing the hours lost in traffic jams.
The new legislation seeks to generalize best practices by requiring companies over a certain size to promote the use of public transport and teleworking by their employees. Its wording takes into account the size of the population (the larger the population, the greater the current traffic and pollution problems, and therefore the greater the opportunity to reduce these problems) as well as the size of the company. Thus, in workplaces (public or private) with more than 1,000 workers located in areas with more than 500,000 inhabitants, measures would be included to reduce mobility during peak hours and promote the use of low- or zero-emission means of transport.
But as in any improvement process, it is necessary to establish indicators to show whether the impact obtained over time is the desired one. Corporations should periodically draw up a follow-up report on the level of implementation of the measures adopted. Collective bargaining agreements have been promoting transport initiatives for years with a focus on worker benefit and safety. Now it is a matter of encouraging such measures to facilitate sustainable transport with less time wasted by employees.
What are these initiatives?
1. Employee awareness plans.
2. Costing part or all of the transportation by public means to the employee.
3. Encouraging carpooling to the workplace.
4. Plan Renove to replace gasoline or diesel vehicles with electric vehicles.
5. Encourage teleworking as a coexistence of the traditional model.
6. Consider the time actually worked as the time spent commuting to and from work.
Nubeprint defends its strong commitment to sustainability in both labor and technology, complying with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Employees work 100% remotely, saving time and fuel (reducing CO2 emissions to zero), and are fully aware of the Nubeprint App as they download and use it themselves so that their printers are monitored and never run out of consumables. Thanks to our monitoring software, we reduce companies’ printing costs by minimizing waste, grouping shipments, boosting the circular economy of the cartridge and optimizing the useful life of the printer, complying with the most widely accepted sustainability criteria and in line with applicable regulations.
SOURCE: cincodias.elpais.com / Nubeprint.com