Lyft, Inc.

At a Glance

Industry

Internet, Software, Hardware and Technology Services

Project Types

Freight and Logistics, Goals/Targets, Supply Chain, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy

Year

2020

Location

San Francisco, CA

Summary

Gillian Lui completed Lyft’s 2019 greenhouse gas inventory and advanced Lyft’s environmental disclosure initiatives, including developing Lyft’s first-ever CDP Climate report.

Goals

Lyft is a transportation network company (TNC) committed to driving carbon out of the transportation ecosystem. As such, both managing and reporting on emissions and environmental impact are critical components of Lyft’s overall sustainability strategy. To advance these sustainability priorities at Lyft, EDF Climate Corps Fellow Gillian Lui was tasked to deliver an independent 3rd-party-verified 2019 greenhouse gas inventory, as well as several public disclosures on Lyft’s environmental performance.

Solutions

Lui engaged with a team of interdisciplinary stakeholders at Lyft to develop Lyft’s 2019 greenhouse gas inventory, the scope of which had expanded from previous years due to growing operations. Building on the greenhouse gas footprinting efforts of previous EDF Climate Corps fellows, she completed the inventory and also engaged a third-party auditor who positively verified the results.

To advance environmental disclosure at Lyft, Lui developed a set of recommendations to improve Lyft’s first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report (released July 2020), and worked cross-functionally to develop Lyft’s first-ever full reports to RE100 and CDP Climate, both of which chronicle Lyft’s efforts to manage both climate risks and low-carbon opportunities.

Impact

Lui’s delivery of Lyft’s verified 2019 greenhouse gas inventory has allowed Lyft to quantify its most impactful emissions reduction opportunities and credibly claim carbon neutrality for its 2019 operations. Also, Lui’s work advancing environmental disclosure at Lyft has built the foundation for Lyft to both continue communicating publicly on its environmental performance and remain accountable for continued performance improvements over time.


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