A look at our impact in 2021

Mikko AmpujaMikko Ampuja
Mikko Ampuja
23.2.2022

2021 was a big year for Vapaus in many ways, however, we are especially proud of the positive impact we were able to make on both people and the environment!

We estimate that Vapaus cyclists to date have spent over 70 000 hours on their bikes, travelling over 1 million kilometres with zero emissions!

Together with our partners and customers we have enabled healthier and more environmentally friendly modes of transport for over 2000 new benefit bikers. We estimate that Vapaus cyclists to date have spent over 70 000 hours on their bikes, travelling over 1 million kilometres with zero emissions!

WE ARE CLIMATE POSITIVE

Our operations and the production of all the bikes we leased produced a total of 525,2 tCO2e emissions, that we were able to both calculate and offset together with our sustainability partner Compensate. By closely tracking and compensating both our own emissions and the life-cycle emissions of our bikes we ensure that our service remains 100% climate positive and that each bike we lease is a benefit to the environment.


The results of our user survey were encouraging.

Our user feedback has also been overwhelmingly positive. While I am happy that 96% of our users recommend us to colleagues, two other figures in particular stand out to me. 92% of Vapaus users cycle more now that they have a benefit bike, and 56% of our users have reduced their weekly car use. This has an impact on both our users' health and our environment.

EVEN MORE SUSTAINABLE OPTIONS GOING FORWARDS

In late 2021 we launched our precycled store, a marketplace for our returned and refurbished bicycles. Precycled is a big milestone in our circular economy strategy that allows us to extend the life cycle of our bikes and provide our users with options that are both more affordable and more environmentally friendly at the same time.

We are committed to becoming an industry leader by not just providing the best service, but also the most sustainable one.

We will continue to develop our Precycled concept going forwards as an instrument to both promote and develop circular economies for bicycles. We are committed to becoming an industry leader by not just providing the best service, but also the most sustainable one.

I want to extend a warm thank you to all of our partners and customers that continue to help us make good moves for a better tomorrow! You can rest assured that our goals for 2022 are even more ambitious than last year. We’ll keep you posted!


2021 was a big year for Vapaus in many ways, however, we are especially proud of the positive impact we were able to make on both people and the environment!

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