Swedish micromobility pioneer Voi joins the ITF Corporate Partnership Board
Swedish micromobility pioneer Voi has joined the International Transport Forum's (ITF) Corporate Partnership Board. Voi and the ITF will work together on helping to make urban mobility more people-centric and on sustainability issues more broadly.
Founded in Stockholm in 2018, Voi was the first European operator of shared electric scooters to work in partnership with cities and local communities. Voi operates in 50+ cities across eleven countries and employs around 400 people. Voi has been a carbon-neutral company since January 2020 and has adopted the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its guiding framework.
The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 63 member countries that facilitates global dialogue for better transport. It acts as a think tank for member governments and organises an Annual Summit of transport ministers. The Corporate Partnership Board is the ITF's platform for engaging with the private sector and enriching global transport policy discussion with a business perspective.
Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the ITF, said:
"Micromobility can offer city dwellers an easy-to-use and flexible way to get where they need to get without having to use a car. Done the right way, it can help make cities cleaner, safer and less congested – and also help in the fight against climate change. Voi has sought to work together with city authorities from the outset to find solutions that support cities' policy goals. The company has also committed to ambitious decarbonisation targets for itself. I am delighted that Voi will now bring their expertise to the table at the ITF's Corporate Partnership Board and contribute to our work, and in particular to our Decarbonising Transport initiative, with bold, innovative thinking."
Fredrik Hjelm, co-founder and CEO of Voi, said:
"We are proud and excited to be joining the ITF Corporate Partnership Board. From Day One, we have strongly believed in collaboration and cooperation as the only way to foster the required change to ensure our vision of creating cities made for living. We see the ITF as a crucial element in facilitating and driving guidance to governments and cities on how to transition to more sustainable societies. We look forward to a close partnership in the years to come."
The members of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board are: AB InBev, Airbus, Arrival, Alstom, Aramco, AutoCrypt, Bosch, ExxonMobil, Iberdrola, Incheon International Airport, Kakaomobility, Michelin, NXP, PTV Group, Penta Security, RATP Group, Shell, Siemens, SNCF, SPEA Engineering, TIER Mobility, Total, Toyota, Uber, Valeo, Voi, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group and Waymo.
More information about the ITF Corporate Partnership Board at www.itf-oecd.org/CPB.
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