The journey begins: Sonder’s corporate responsibility & sustainability framework

Our vision at Sonder is to create a better-traveled world, and a key part of this is adopting responsible business practices early on. Though we’re at the very beginning of our journey, we’ve taken deliberate steps to consider these aspects of our business and how we will measure and report them to investors in the future.

That’s why we are pleased to have created our corporate responsibility & sustainability function in 2020 and to be launching the framework for considering our impact here. Broadly speaking, our goal is to foster the social, environmental, and economic well-being of the communities we call home. To do this, we’re developing initiatives, setting targets, and forming partnerships through the framework of People, Place, and Planet.

People 

Our commitment to the core of our business; our employees & guests. We are proud that the Sonder community values every person by prioritizing diversity, belonging, growth, safety,  mental and physical health.

Place 

Our commitment to the cities Sonder calls home. Through local engagement, we are dedicated to supporting our communities.  

Planet 

Our commitment to the environment, and minimizing our footprint. At Sonder we recognize that our choices have an impact. We strive to preserve the Earth’s natural systems through a continuous drive towards sustainability.   

When we look back on the past year, we are proud of some initial first steps in each pillar of our People, Place and Planet framework including: 

  • Launching our first corporate responsibility initiative, a public-private partnership with Lyft and Off-Their-Plate to support restaurant workers and healthcare professionals through donated meals and free ride credits to work; 
  • Establishing a company wide DEI initiative in alignment with our DEI Statement
  • Adopting a Supplier Code of Conduct in alignment with international standards; 
  • Starting a process to consider appropriate sustainability reporting frameworks for the future. 
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    Going forward, we are also looking for more ways to engage with our local communities through partnerships and charitable donations. Our impact blog posts highlight some of these initiatives to date. 

    This is just the beginning and we have a long way to go in each of our pillars. But the longest journey begins with a first step, so we’re celebrating the beginning of what’s to come. 

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