Our sustainability vision
Our aspiration is to enable an autonomous world that is sustainable, equitable and that benefits everyone.
We believe that a world enabled and enhanced by location technology will be safer, more efficient, cleaner and more livable. People will enjoy a future of equitable, sustainable mobility. Cities and communities will improve infrastructures in cost-effective and climate-sensitive ways. And together, we will develop solutions to many of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.
The sustainability impact of location
The greenest route
Neste and PTV Group used HERE location data to determine that climate-friendly routing in Helsinki could cut local car CO2 emissions by 80,600 tons per year – roughly equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 20,000 residents.
Shorter dwell times and less truck idling
Using location technology from HERE, leogistics’ solutions help customers calculate ETAs, predict bottlenecks and plan accordingly – cutting truck dwell times in yards by up to half.
Cutting air pollution on London’s streets
Bosch Connectory and Transport for London teamed up on a project to monitor and map air pollution levels in Brixton, forecast dispersals based on the weather, and optimize traffic flows to reduce it. They used maps and anonymized traffic flow data from HERE.
How we move our vision forward
Corporate Responsibility at HERE is the focusing of our ambition for innovation and improvement on how we bring about sustainable change and elevate our societal impact.
Environment and climate
At HERE, this focus is central to our mission, important to our customers, partners and developers and other key stakeholders, and critical to securing our future. It is how we do business.
Our commitment to human rights spans across our global operations and value chain. It goes beyond statutory compliance and applies to every employee and everyone we do business with.
HERE aims to use our partnerships and purchasing power to drive social and environmental progress throughout our supply chain. HERE champions suppliers who deliver positive change for their communities.
HERE products and solutions are supporting the transition from combustion to electric vehicles. For example, HERE EV Charge Points helps drivers locate the right charging station for them, based on connector type, voltage, pricing and other attributes.
Privacy by design
HERE goes beyond standard security and compliance requirements, making trust principles an integral part of our innovative privacy offerings and applying anonymization techniques into our products and platform.
2020 Corporate Responsibility Report
Discover more about how we leverage our technology and talents to deliver sustainable solutions that address societal needs in our 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report.
Message from Edzard Overbeek, CEO
We believe in a global community. It is our shared responsibility to both face and contribute to overcoming global challenges and to drive a sustainable future, together.