Impactpool's green travel policy

We take the train

Impactpool grows faster than any Impact career platform on earth. Positive impact is in our DNA. We aim to contribute to positive Impact in every decision we take. On a daily basis, we connect with an enormous amount of talents and organisations around the world. Flying is not sustainable. In this article we share our new green travel policy, join our example! 

Green Travel Policy

When connecting with talents and clients Impactpool's primary choice is always - non-travel.

We are therefore always offering different options for remote communications. In the event Impactpool is invited to present at an event, we must always first explore the opportunity to give the presentation via video link. In case travel is needed, we have decided to change to environmentally friendly travel.

Travel options with the least negative environmental impact and with the lowest possible emission of CO2 and greenhouse gases (GHG) must always be chosen.

1. Traveling from and to the office

Impactpool’s staff members and affiliated contractors (hereinafter referred as to employees) are encouraged to use the most environmentally friendly option when commuting to and from an Impactpool office.

We recommend the use of a bicycle, subway, train, or other commuting options with as low CO2/GHG emissions as possible.

For staff hired in Sweden, Impactpool allows all staff a "deductible office bike" (förmånscykel).

2. Travel on an official Impactpool duty-travel

Travel must always be made in a planned and structured way, make sure to schedule several meetings in each location, and always aim for the lowest fare fee ticket possible. All travel must be approved by the line manager.

It is encouraged to stay extra time and cover additional locations close-by, by rather than travel twice.

When visiting impact or client hubs, Impactpool encourages the employees to always take the opportunity to meet clients.

Every business journey must follow a daily schedule approved by the line manager. The schedule must include meeting agendas and meeting objectives and an objective for the travel - New sales, Upsales, Customer relations, Fairs and Conferences, Marketing, Capacity building, or other (if ever applicable).

For any type of travel involving Sales, at least one meeting per day must be with a new client.

When traveling in the capacity of an Impactpool employee, the most environmentally friendly option must always be chosen.

While at the destination, it is recommended (when possible) to use the train and/or subway to travel between the hotel and venue, if the taxi is chosen use it is recommended to use a green cab, that is for example a selectable option in the Uber app.

When air travel is the selected option, Impactpool must CO2 compensate for the travel.

Within Europe

When traveling within Europe, our primary choice of travel is the train and our second choice is the rental of electric cars.

When traveling within Europe by train on a trip longer than 5 hours, employees will have access to First Class train travel.

If train travel overnight is required, employees will have access to a private cabin on the train.

Work-life-balance: Work-life-balance is important for Impactpool, therefore airplane travel is allowed if reaching the final destination by train will require travel during weekends.

Time and flexibility: An airplane can be used if no other available option allows delivery or participation in the event.

Outside Europe

When traveling outside Europe, the airplane may be the only reasonable option. If the price difference is reasonable, the route with the lowest CO2/GHG emission should be chosen.