Showing transparency is the right way to make a difference. Discover how urbike is taking care of their carbon footprint and leading the way towards decarbonisation
As a cycle logistics cooperative, we are deeply concerned about our social and ecological impacts. In our eyes, they are equally if not more important than the financial results. Our company's mission is to accelerate the transition towards greener logistics solutions. But we want to go further. Even if they are already low, we want to actively reduce our emissions and become an example of sustainability in the logistics sector.
Jacques Menu, Consultant in Cycle Logistics & Carbon Expert at urbike.
Tackling climate change is an everyday battle that might seem overwhelming. However, this ambitious goal becomes the most likely scenario once businesses work together in the same direction.
Once urbike measured their greenhouse emissions and understood their actual impact as a whole, designing an action plan was just as straightforward. The next step was to set ambitious targets to reduce their footprint and connect with the right partners to make it possible. Now urbike is taking part in cutting the world's emissions to zero.
Every positive action counts, no matter how little. However, climate change needs to be confronted collectively, as many other global challenges humanity has faced in the past. Embracing this approach, the opportunity to involve team members within their company to analyse its impact is priceless. The decision-makers will take climate action by being part of the impact team.
Carbon Accounting Intern
Junior Sustainability Engineer
Co-founder & Head of Consulting
Sustainable business model advisor
Consultant in Cycle Logistics & Carbon Expert
Human activities since the industrial revolution have led to the appearance of new sources of GHGs. Tapio’s all-in-one carbon management solution allows you to estimate the amount of industrial emissions (aka. anthropogenic greenhouse gases) emitted by the activities of your company or organisation.
Discover our Key Findings
The first step to compute a carbon report is to target and characterize the possible sources of GHGs emission from the organization. To do so, must be fixed beforehand by the reporting company.
Then, the breakdown of total carbon emissions by scope helps urbike highlight the different hotspots that drive its carbon emissions. To address a problem, you need to be able to understand and measure it.
1 journey Brussels - Paris
by train (263km)
0,0088 kg CO₂ e / km*passenger
2,3 kg CO₂e
t CO₂ Emission per driver
t CO₂ e
The evolution is calculated on the previous year, based on total emissions.
Following the GHG Protocol, carbon emissions are divided into 3 main scopes, depending on their sources.
Scope 1 takes into account direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by the organization, while in scope 2, we found only indirect emissions associated with the production of electricity, heat or steam. Scope 3, on the other hand, represents indirect emissions produced by the company’s activities that are not accounted for in Scope 2 but are related to their whole value chain, like in the case of business travel, or commuting.
Scope 1 : 0 %
Scope 2 : 0 %
Scope 3 : 0 %
Be able to analyse the top 5 most significant sources of emissions, sorted by category/driver, enabled Tapio to understand exactly what drives its carbon emissions and where is necessary to act.
Use the arrows below to learn more about them.
Having an absolute number is complex and most of the time, meaningless. One good way to know where you stand and the way you are headed is to understand your carbon footprint in terms of intensity per employee allowing to track improvements over time even if the company grows.
For urbike, the intensity related to several metrics can be found below.
T CO2 e per Employee
Going a step further in terms of comparison is useful to understand what urbike’s total amount of carbon emissions represents in day-to-day, tangible situations. Knowing how many long haul flights or how many burgers urbike’s carbon emissions are equal to is another good way to understand its footprint. If you're curious about what a ton of CO₂ represents, read more about it on our blog.
Round trips BRU to NY by plane
Times the amount of CO2 a tree absorbs in one year
Trips around the world by car
Discover our Action Plan
After having measured their greenhouse gas emissions and analysed these results, urbike understood their environmental impact as a whole. To transform hope into action, they needed a reduction plan. By setting ambitious targets to reduce their carbon footprint, Tapio will take part in limiting temperatures to 1.5°C.
does not finance any carbon sequestration projects at the moment.