Link & Company introduces its 2022 Sustainability Report where it addresses global problems, holistic solutions and moves towards sustainable mobility
Lynk & Co. The Sustainability Report 2022 has just been released. And while we know that as a mobility service provider we are part of the problem, we are taking bold steps to achieve our sustainability goals. From the lifecycle of our 01 Plug-in Hybrid to ethical business, from CO2e emissions to gender diversity, from car use to inspiring sustainable lifestyles, Lynk & Co looks at things holistically.
Global Problems, Holistic Solutions
We build our sustainability strategy on three pillars: sustainable mobility, climate action and better business. While the transition to electric vehicles is an important step, we have a bigger picture in mind. One that covers the entire life cycle of the car. By increasing car use through carpooling, we can reduce the need for individual cars and free up space for greener, more welcoming streets in our cities. And mobility is just one part of the sustainable lifestyle we seek to inspire while caring for our partners, teams and members.
Towards sustainable mobility…and lifestyle
Car access and car sharing are at the heart of sustainable mobility. Usage of our car sharing platform is set to grow significantly between 2021 and 2022, although it is still in beta; Things look bright for the future. But we also believe in inclusion mobility: that’s why we started Driving Change, an initiative that helps those with fewer opportunities to obtain a driving license. In our clubs, Lynk & Co’s alternative to traditional dealerships, we display the 01, but also offer a selection of inspirational and sustainable products from independent partner brands with the aim of driving sustainable behavior beyond mobility. Recycled clothing or sustainable goods, anyone?
Fighting for the climate
Tailpipe emissions are a significant part of the automotive industry’s climate impact. We only offer electric vehicles. Stay tuned for our first fully electric model in 2024! However, this is not enough to be called sustainable: emissions from production and use must also be addressed. This includes our value and supply chains as well as our operations. In 2022, we will use 100% renewable electricity at our auto manufacturing plant in Yuyao, China, saving 14,000 tons of CO2e emissions. We are working to increase the share of recycled content in the car as well as our first life cycle assessment for 01. All of this work supports one of our key goals: reaching net zero emissions by 2040.
A better way to do business
With a solid strategy of equity, diversity and inclusion, our path to open and responsible business starts at home. We are moving from gender balance to gender diversity to better engage our team members who identify beyond the gender binary. And it doesn’t end there – we work to close the pay gap within our workforce and have invested in external resources to ensure that all of our employees, in all of our markets, have access to that support. Get the access they may need.
In the words of Alain Visser, CEO and Founder of Link & Company: “Sustainability is at the core of our company. We don’t just want electric cars, we want new behaviours, sustainable mindsets, inclusion and a better urban place for all.”
There’s a long way ahead, what’s next?
In 2023, we will focus on strengthening both our car sharing platform and our gender diversity. In 2024, our first fully electric car will be introduced to the market, paving the way for 100% fully electric cars in the future. 2025 is our big year for renewables, with a target of 25% for Tier 1 suppliers and 100% for battery production.
Do you want to know more? Get a taste of our sustainability actions in our 2022 report summary! You can also view the full report to see the complete picture.
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