Reduce carbon footprint like Version 1

Learn how software delivery provider Version 1 leveraged Wayleadr to decrease the amount of staff driving to work by over 50%.

About

Version 1 is a global software delivery company with clients including Citibank & J.P. Morgan.

Problem

Moving to a new office with less parking. Flexible workforce with no predictable pattern of office usage. Concerns around environmental impact of commuters.

Solution

Wayleadr’s booking management, revenue and sustainability features.

Results

Reduced car commuting by 50%. Eliminated 8 hours of parking admin per week. Automated management of flexible workforce.

About Version 1

Version 1 is a software delivery company in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a client base including Citibank, J.P. Morgan and numerous government agencies.

About Problem

Version 1’s problem was three-fold.

They were moving offices from a business park with plentiful employee parking to a more modern office building with only 30 parking spaces. Version 1 were worried that managing parking privileges in the new office would become incredibly political leaving both an administrative burden and employee dissatisfaction.

The high level of flexible working meant that different people were coming to the office every day. Managing who could get access to the staff car park and when was going to be a logistical nightmare.

Version 1’s leadership team were also concerned with their company’s carbon footprint. Roughly 70 staff were driving to work every day despite good public transport links around the office. Version 1 had tried to encourage sustainable travel choices but were struggling to see real results.

“Communicating with people around whether they have a parking spot or not has made a massive difference in allowing people to plan alternative ways to get to work”

- Chris Clarke

About Solution

Wayleadr provided Version 1 with a complete solution.

Using Wayleadr, Version 1 were able to identify employees with personal mobility or health issues and able to guarantee them parking daily whenever they needed it.

All other employees were allowed to book space in the car park when they needed it. The Wayleadr algorithm allocated the remaining space on a weekly basis ensuring that all space was distributed fairly.

Version 1 also integrated their barrier system with Wayleadr meaning that only staff members with relevant bookings were allowed to access the car park on any given day.

Using Wayleadr’s sustainability features Version 1 decided to introduce a daily charge to use the office parking facilities. All profits are being donated to local charities.

“With the flexibility that Version 1 offers its staff around working from home up to 3 days a week, we needed a solution that would allow us to manage employee parking in a world where different people are coming to the office every day”

- Chris Clarke

Key Benefits

“Wayleadr has been key in helping us to reduce our employee dependency on driving to work. By introducing simple concepts like minimal charges and automated communication we’ve really managed to make a stronger contribution around sustainability”

- Chris Clarke

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