Teleworking has enabled Aigües de Barcelona to reduce CO2 emissions by 39% by substantially reducing staff travel. Since after the summer, the company imposed telecommuting for 60% of the workweek, which means three of the five days.
In Aigües de Barcelona, already before the pandemic, 1 teleworking day was established “to spread a corporate culture consistent with the ecological transition strategy necessary to face the climate emergency in which we are already immersed”. This change in the work model allowed the company to adapt, with greater agility and resilience, to the situation derived from the health crisis. With this commitment, the company extended this year, after the summer, to 3 days the option of teleworking, which represents 60% of the working week.
Aigües de Barcelona estimates that this measure will allow a 39% reduction in annual CO2 emissions derived from ‘on-the-go’ movements of workers, which would correspond to a reduction of 430 tons of CO2 equivalent. Teleworking would therefore make it easier for the company to reduce the carbon that approximately 870 trees would absorb in a year, he says.
The general director of Aigües de Barcelona, Rubén Ruiz, has been satisfied with the implementation of a measure that “in addition to improving the reconciliation of personal, family and work life, and the well-being of working people, allows us to reduce our footprint of carbon “. Thanks to this, he adds, the company contributes” to the achievement of some of the commitments established in the 2030 Agenda, reinforcing occupational health that promotes the sustainable development objective (SDG) 3, “promoting sustainable cities and communities within SDG 11 and climate action, focus of SDG 13. “