2 Sep 21

Overcoming the barriers to international corporate mobility

In the past, many large corporates had an internationally consolidated company car programme. The benefits of such an approach to fleet included harmonisation, equality, efficiency (scale and processes), cost savings, sustainability and best practice sharing. But now that fleet management is transitioning into corporate mobility, they are discovering that there are several obstacles to implementing an aligned corporate mobility solution at the international level.

A recent survey by the Smart Mobility Institute in collaboration with Fleet & Mobility among 107 companies revealed that the biggest barriers to the implementation of an international mobility programme are:

  • Differences in local legislation and taxation relating to ‘alternative mobility’ and mobility budgets as a benefit
  • Costs associated with offering multi-modal mobility solutions
  • Lack of international alignment on both the supply and demand side
  • Underdeveloped ecosystem cooperation amongst mobility providers
  • Lack of stakeholder support

Although consolidating corporate mobility on an international scale offers obvious advantages in terms of flexibility, employee satisfaction and sustainability, doing so requires a hands-on and pragmatic approach. Here are three articles providing you with pointers to take the next step towards corporate mobility:

  1. Engage your stakeholders during your transition from fleet to corporate mobility
  2. Kick-start your mobility programme with a mobility scan
  3. Prepare your corporate mobility strategy in the context of today’s ecosystem

Are you keen to hear about best practices in today’s increasingly international corporate mobility market? Join us for the third session of the Smart Mobility Institute (SMI), based around the theme of ‘Employee choice, car or mobility as a benefit’, on 16 September. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with other corporate HR and Comp & Ben specialists as well as mobility providers and tech-savvy mobility start-ups!

Photo: European Parliament, Strassbourg, France (copyright: Shutterstock)

Author: Saskia Harreman