After all, the Sustainable Mobility Package is rarely applied in companies.

Politician Matthieu Orphelin, activist for Europe Ecologie Les Verts, takes stock of the implementation (or not) of the Sustainable Mobility Package (FMD) in cac40 companies. Who are the good students? The bad people? And what are the reasons? We reveal to you the results of the investigation of deputy ecologist Mr. Orphelin.

The application of foot-and-mouth disease in large French companies CAC40

the deputy Orphan Matthew, very committed to ecology, wanted to establish an assessment of the real application of the Sustainable Mobility Package in companies. For this, it compiled statistics and made a survey of the forty leading French companies CAC40 as well as Accor, Atos and Sodexo.

A very low application rate in companies CAC40


The study carried out by the deputy ecologist Matthieu Orphelin highlights the effectiveness of the implantation of foot-and-mouth disease very limited. In fact, just 39% of the companies studied currently apply the Sustainable Mobility Package, which according to the MP is far from satisfactory. Added to this is 19% of the companies surveyed that are considering applying this package. Therefore, we count 42% of the companies in the cac40 that currently do not use FMD and also do not think about it. When reading these numbers, it is important to take into account the fact that the FMB is not mandatory, but optional for businesses.

Uneven application of the Sustainable Mobility Package within CAC40

The study reveals a uneven of the Sustainable Mobility Package in CAC40 companies. Among foot-and-mouth disease patients, the the amount of compensation varies greatly and can go from 100 euros to 500 euros depending on the company. Obtaining conditions and accumulation rules are also not the same everywhere. Research shows, for example, that some companies do not allow accumulation with reimbursement of a public transport subscription. We also observed that the majority of companies (53%) limit access to FMD benefits to bicycle users only and not to other sustainable forms of mobility such as carpooling.

Although foot-and-mouth disease is applied in 39% of the companies that make up the cac40, it is not exploited to the fullest in favor of employees. There are therefore large disparities between companies. For example, on Safran, the ceiling is 500 euros, while on Air Liquide it is limited to just 100 euros.

A difficult survey to carry out among companies CAC40

Ecologist deputy Matthieu Orphelin faced some difficulties in completing his investigation. The CAC40 companies’ lack of transparency on this matter was a particular obstacle to gathering the necessary information. To contact the companies, the investigators sent an email and a letter to the leaders. But only 67% of them responded. For the rest, it was the employees’ unions that were kind enough to respond or it was the investigators themselves who sought information in the company’s agreements.

On the other hand, the LOM law provided for a report on the implementation of the sustainable mobility package that ended up never appearing. This is one of the reasons that led the member to carry out this investigation. Now let’s take a look at the results of your search.

Model companies in the application of foot-and-mouth disease to their employees

The results of the survey by ecologist Matthieu Orphelin make it possible to establish a podium of companies that knew how to make the best use of the Sustainable Mobility Package. They usually offer a high value, a wide field of application (bicycle, ride, scooter) as well as additional services. We detail below the aids implemented by companies most committed to the use of smooth mobility.

The 4 companies most committed to using smooth mobility

At the top of the podium are companies Accor, Orange, Axa and L’Oreal according to the deputy. These four companies offer a high compensation, in excess of 400 euros. Not only bicycle users can benefit, but also carpoolers or electric scooter users, for example. In addition, these companies complete the package configuration with other sustainable mobility aids. There is, for example, the ” security kit offered by L’Oréal. This kit allows you to be reimbursed for helmets or lights up to a limit of 50 euros. Some companies are also involved in building bicycle parking or offer bicycle repair and maintenance services.

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bike parking ©652234_Pixabay

The concrete measures implemented by Accor, Orange, Axa and L’Oréal

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First on the podium, the deputy named the company Accor. Offers its employees a package limited to 451 euros for users of bicycles, carpooling, scooters and other shared and ecological transport. In addition, it offers a company bicycle to all employees who have a permanent contract.

medal2In the second position we find the company Orange. It offers a subsidy of 400 euros to all employees who come to work by bicycle, scooter or carpool. Orange is also committed to other projects that promote smooth mobility. She offers a assistance in purchasing a two-wheeled vehicle and gives access to a safe closet. It is also the first to establish a mobility plan.

medal3In the third position of the best students, it is Axa France and L’Oréal who arrive in a tie. Both offer high pay: 400 euros for Axa and up to 500 euros for L’Oréal. At Axa France, the flat rate applies to employees arriving bicycleinside scooter or in solidarity ride. For L’Oréal, the package is only valid for employees who come by bicycle. In addition, the two companies offer interesting complementary actions. Axa France supports single, rental and self-service tickets. L’Oréal offers its safety kit that corresponds to a 50 euro envelope to buy a helmet, a bib, a smartphone holder or even safety gloves.

CAC40 companies that refuse FMD and their reasons

As explained above, most large cac40 groups do not allow their employees to benefit from FMD. But what are the reasons? The MP transcribed in its research the answers given by the companies to justify the refusal. He then shares his own analysis explaining the lack of commitment from these companies.

How are companies that refuse FMD explained to their employees?

Among the 42% of companies that refuse the sustainable mobility package are, for example, Thalès, Michelin or Danone. We also find Veolia, which nevertheless wants to be an important player in the ecological transformation. The Michelin company explains its refusal due to the “difficulty in applying” the sustainable mobility package. Danone says it wants to favor “measures relating to employee purchasing power”. While foot-and-mouth disease is precisely a way of increasing the purchasing power of employees. The company Thalès admits that if it does not implement the Sustainable Mobility Package, it is because it is not mandatory.

Making FMD mandatory: an essential step towards its implementation

According to the MP, it is obvious that the real reason for the companies’ lack of commitment is the fact that foot-and-mouth disease is optional. Indeed, the MEP immediately supports his idea of ​​making the sustainable mobility package mandatory for all companies with more than 11 employees. He also argues that this compensation must be stay flexible in order to adapt to the conditions and constraints of each company. The other actions of companies that participate in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions must also be considered. The ultimate goal is to move towards rapid and effective ecological transformation.

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urban cyclist © TobiasCornille_Unsplash

Furthermore, the majority of French people support the idea of ​​generalizing the sustainable mobility package across all companies. According to a survey carried out by the Opinion Way institute and commissioned by FUB, nothing less than 76% of French who want to make foot-and-mouth disease mandatory in all companies. As well as reimbursement of 50% of public transport costs, FMD can become a pervasive advantage in the business world.

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What is the Sustainable Mobility Package and what is it for?

The Sustainable Mobility Package stems from the Mobility Guidance Law (LOM) which aims to promote the use of smooth mobility and, in particular, cycling. Since May 11, 2020, it has replaced what was called the “bicycle mileage bonus”. Allows employees in the public or private sector to receive a annual reimbursement whether they commute to work by bicycle or by clean transport.

The benefits of the Sustainable Mobility Package at the employee level

On a small scale, the Sustainable Mobility Package is very beneficial for company employees and public servants in the public sector. It benefits motorcyclists and users of other light mobilities such as scooters, carpooling or electric scooters. The employer then reimburses up to 500 euros annual employee travel. In the private sector, this aid can also be combined with reimbursement for public transport up to a limit of 600 euros per annum. This compensation is not taxable to the worker and is exempt from social security contributions for the employer. To benefit from it, the employee must prove his good faith by providing a sworn statement.

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What is the impact of the Large-Scale Sustainable Mobility Package?

The aim of creating the Sustainable Mobility Package is to encourage all workers, whether in the private or public sector, to adopt an ecological mode of transport. With increasing numbers of people commuting by bicycle or carpooling, the government is aiming here for large-scale impact. The one of the planet. Because we cannot forget that the transport sector is the main source of greenhouse gases in France. And the share of people commuting to work in their own car is still very high. Around 76% in 2021. Foot-and-mouth disease is therefore an ingenious way of entering the ecological transition, through a daily use of smooth mobility. But what about its application in business?

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