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ORIGINAL BIKE SHARING

Sustainability

Every day we mobilize thousands of people in an emission-free, healthy and sustainable way.

48

Kilometers cycled with nextbike in 2021

11

Kilogram of CO2 saved in 2021

nextbike is sustainable!

With our sustainable business model in the field of micromobility, we fulfil several sustainability goals of the United Nations (UN), the Sustainable Development Goals („17 SDGs“). The independent sustainability rating agency imug (Institut für Umwelt-Markt-Gesellschaft) based in Hanover, has reviewed and confirmed us for the following UN SDGs:

SDG 3:
HEALTH & WELLBEING

SDG 8:
DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH

SDG 11:
SUSTAINABLE CITIES
& MUNICIPALITIES

SDG 13:
MEASURES FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION

nextbike mission statement - Environmental and Quality management

As the European market leader in bike-sharing, nextbike has been mobilising millions of people sustainably for almost two decades. This important contribution to the mobility turnaround relies on the ongoing improvement of our work and the continuous expansion of our services. In that regard, quality and sustainability are elementary components that are closely linked.

Every day, we do our best for and with our partners, customers and colleagues and constantly strive to establish sustainable mobility in cities. In doing so, we are always guided by the following mission statements.

We are drivers of the transport revolution

Mobility must be environmentally friendly, equitable and economical. This is reflected in our micromobility offers. Together with public transport, our goal is to offer a real alternative to the car for as many people as possible.

We can and must improve our impact on the environment

That is why we think of quality and environmental management holistically and at great length. We constantly do our best to optimise our work and our products. For example, by reducing and offsetting CO2 emissions where possible. To achieve this, we use continuous improvement processes and work in a forward-looking as well as process-oriented manner. At the same time, we pay attention to the longevity of our bicycles and use only high-quality components. We also recycle our materials and consider the entire life cycle of our products. That is how we work towards economic sustainability in our offices as well as our production facilities.

We are aware of our social and ecological responsibility

We bear responsibility for the environment and our fellow human beings. That is why we are always looking for novel and flexible solutions that are tailored to the needs of our customers, partners, and employees. At the same time, we are not afraid to change. To the contrary, innovative ideas drive us and ensure that we as a company continuously improve and develop on all levels.

Our partners are our allies

Our goals can only be achieved in unity. That is why we value long-term partnerships and mutual trust. We work closely with our partners at all times and search for innovative micromobility solutions for urban areas together. In doing so, we abide by the respective contracts and understand the legal requirements as guidelines for the development of sustainable mobility concepts.

Cycling is booming!

Cycling is not just about getting from A to B quickly, for many it is a lifestyle. The current Corona pandemic in particular has shown how crisis-proof the bicycle as a means of transport is, including public bike sharing. As an integral part of public transport, our bike sharing system is totally flexible and available 365 days a year.

distribution of passenger transport in germany after april 2020, +300% increase in bikerides
graphic calculating that all trips with nextbikes saved 13.8 mio kg CO2 per year compared to cars

Our contribution for a greater sustainability:

SMART BIKES FOR SMART CITIES

As Micro Mobility pioneers, we have been implementing durable bike sharing systems since 2004. We work closely with cities and local authorities, developing individual and smart solutions for their requirements.

SHARING IS CARING FOR THE PLANET!

Green, climate-friendly mobility is what we make happen every day. Together with our customers, we significantly contribute to making our environment more sustainable and more liveable. Consider this: one tree binds an average of 10 kg of CO2 per year*. In 2019, we saved 13,8 million kg of CO2 (compared to equivalent trips by car), which is equal to the output of 1,38 million trees.

SUSTAINABLE & LONG-LASTING!

nextbikes are »Made in Germany«. With high gear boxes, pneumatic tyres and other traffic-regulations-compliant components they have an average service life of up to 10 years.
Our local service teams keep the bikes in shape with regular maintenance and repairs to ensure that they are safe and enjoyable to ride.

ELECTRICAL. STRONG. ROBUST.

The station terminals for our e-bikes have solar panels for climate-friendly power supply. Our e-bikes are automatically charged when they are pushed into the racks. This eliminates the time-consuming changing of batteries or the return transport to the workshop. Our e-mobility is therefore economical, sustainable and environmentally friendly at the same time.

FOUNDING MEMBER

The Cycling Industries Europe is based in Brussels and is the main cycling lobby association with a direct link to the European Parliament. With the other members we share our knowledge of trends, face common policy challenges and work to get more people on the bike in order to establish it as the number one mode of urban transport.

FAIR & LONG-TERM

Together we are actively promoting sustainable mobility. We create long-term jobs under fair working conditions and offer our employees a family working environment with flat hierarchies. On top of that there is of course an office bicycle in every nextbike city.

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DATA ECONOMY

Our business purpose is to encourage people to cycle. In accordance with the principle of data economy, we only collect the telephone number and means of payment of our nextbike users. We do not create movement profiles, but simply record the return location of the bike so that the next borrower can find it. Our servers are located in Germany, and we meet the requirements of the European basic data protection regulation.

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