As automotive manufacturers start going electric, it’s almost inevitable for businesses under the industry to go down the same route. Ride-hailing giant Gojek, for example, is already preparing to enter a new fully-electric era.
The Indonesian company has revealed its commitment to ‘Three Zeroes: Zero Emissions, Zero Waste and Zero Barriers,’ which it plans to achieve by the end of the decade. Part of its big plans to this end is to accelerate its adoption of EVs via its GoGreener initiative. With this, Gojek aims to transition to a 100% EV business by 2030.
“We have always been a company that is focused on finding the intersection of what is good for society and company growth,” said Gojeck co-CEO Kevin Aluwi. “As we’ve grown, it has become more important to develop a way to make sure we hold ourselves to account and are constantly pushing forward and leading the industry on issues that are so important to us and society as a whole. That’s why we are scaling our efforts to embed environmental and social considerations into the very heart of our organization. In doing so, we hope to create lasting, impactful change for our communities, partners, and the world we live in, ensuring we can live up to our mission for the long term.”
“There is a pressing need for the private sector to take action and help address the most critical environmental and social issues that plague our planet and communities today. As Gojek continues to grow in size and strength, with millions relying on our platform daily, we have a responsibility to do so sustainably,” said Gojek co-CEO Andre Soelistyo. “Through the integration of industry-leading ESG practices, we are ensuring we do business better across our entire ecosystem, while paving the way for other companies in the region to do the same.”
We have a long way to go before EVs are fully adopted here in the Philippines. But do you think local ride-hailing companies should also consider enabling electric vehicles once they pick up in our market? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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