Expanding a Successful Program
With a strong national telework program already in place, Georgia Commute Options partnered with IBM in three of its metro Atlanta locations to invigorate and support the company’s existing initiative and expand it by introducing new alternatives to driving alone.
As a result, more than 300 metro Atlanta employees now participate in telework, carpool or vanpool programs. Maintaining regular contact with IBM representatives, Georgia Commute Options conducts frequent transportation fairs on company campuses and offers lunch and learn events to further educate and motivate employees on making sustainability a part of their lives.
The Environmental Protection Agency annually names IBM as one of its Top 20 Best Workplaces for Commuters among Fortune 500 companies and thanks, in part, to its successful telework program, seventeen IBM worksites are on the latest list, including two in Atlanta. In addition, IBM surveys indicate that remote workers are more productive, effective and loyal to the company.