Driving sustainable transport
TEM is supporting Australia’s only all-women rideshare service, Shebah, to launch a global carbon offset program that is a first for Australia’s rideshare industry. By integrating our BlueHalo carbon offset technology into the rideshare’s app, Shebah is empowering passengers to offset their trip emissions by contributing to verified Australian and international environmental projects.
From September 2020 passengers will be offered an opportunity to opt-in via the rideshare app to initiate their contribution to the program. Each trip they take with Shebah will then be offset, with BlueHalo instantly calculating the trip’s emissions. A minimal incremental cost is added to the passenger’s final bill in real time, then directed to the offset projects through a rigorous process TEM will manage.
TEM is delivering Shebah a portfolio of verified projects aligned with the company’s key values with a focus on empowering women in emerging economies. There may also be a possibility for Shebah to support local projects, including Indigenous fire management activities in Arnhem Land. The offset program will support the protection of ancient rainforests in Peru, strengthen renewable energy in India and fund smoke-free kitchens by distributing efficient cookstoves in emerging countries.
Through the partnership with Shebah and the deployment of BlueHalo, TEM is empowering commuters to join a growing global community of people taking action on climate change.
“This is an exciting first for our industry that gives back to our community and ensures we’re doing what we can in terms of our environmental footprint. One of Shebah’s key points of difference is the delivery of a safe transport option for children, and the carbon offset program directly supports the health of the planet they’re growing up in.”
George McEncroe, Founder & CEO
- Global carbon offset program a first for Australia’s rideshare industry
- TEM’s BlueHalo technology integrates into the rideshare’s app
- Portfolio includes projects that empower women in emerging economies