Geotab had the opportunity to be a part of the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) during COP26. SIF unites heads of state and multilaterals, business leaders, investors and non-profit organizations to join the United Nations’ climate change conversation and work together to achieve net zero emissions globally.

Neil Cawse, CEO at Geotab and Edward Kulperger, Senior Vice President, EMEA spoke at the SIF about insights and lessons learned in order to drive sustainability efforts forward. On another stage, Neil Cawse and Neil Emery, Director, On Road at Amazon discussed how the industry of transportation affects sustainability goals. “Geotab is in a unique position to understand how vehicles are being used to make a difference to how global fleets electrify, how they are being more sustainable, and being able to measure and provide services to them,” said Cawse.

Emery explained that transportation is a major component of business operations at Amazon and their goal is to make shipments more sustainable. Emery says, “We are constantly looking for the range of an electric vehicle to increase. One of the ways we use Geotab is to gain those data insights, not just on the internal combustion fleet, but also on our electric fleet. The data we get from Geotab means that less than 0.01% of the thousand electric vehicle routes we send out daily experience battery drains.”

Turn digital technology innovation into climate action

Kulperger underlined the importance of sustainability to transportation companies today for business success. “Sustainable transportation is very much in demand. As our cities continue to evolve, we need to ensure we transition to electric vehicles to keep up with our sustainability efforts,” said Kulperger.

Optimizing and leveraging data through the movement of goods and people in our community is also key to driving forward sustainability efforts. To kickstart this effort, Geotab has issued a call to action for fleets to join the Air Quality project in order to both measure and manage poor air quality in the environment.

Geotab’s commitment to sustainability

Collaboration has always been one of the key goals of United Nation conferences. The UN stands behind working together and believes that the more global leaders that attend and participate in discussions regarding climate change, the more powerful the outcome can be.

Geotab understands its responsibility to play a positive role in the environment and is moving towards a sustainable future. To do this, Geotab has signed The Climate Pledge with over 200 companies to meet the target to reach net zero emissions by 2040. Geotab is working together with its partners, customers and suppliers to conserve resources, improve energy efficiency and achieve climate change goals.