The workspace of today is no longer tied to a particular office or cubicle. Changing how we think about the “office” provides our people with the flexibility to work in the way that makes the most sense for them, their teams, and their clients – whether that is in the office, at a client site, or remotely. This, in turn, directly impacts where we choose to work and how often we commute to the office.
While many companies feel employee commuting is “out of scope,” meaning beyond their control and therefore not part of their footprint, we have embraced it as a challenge and use it as an opportunity to encourage our people to find efficient ways to get to work and, where appropriate, consider working remotely. We help our people improve the efficiency of their commutes through several approaches, including mass transit subsidies and carpool “matchmaking.”
As reported in the FY13 Commuter Survey
|Commuted miles by transportation type||FY13|
Being flexible in when and where we work is a priority for our people and an important part of our overall Flexibility2 strategy. We support telecommuting with technology that allows our people to securely connect to our information systems remotely. This approach has multiple benefits for our employees and the environment by cutting the cost, emissions, and time involved in commuting; it also helps us attract and retain the best and the brightest, furthering our competitive advantage in the marketplace.