Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

The Journey

In 2020 Sonder established a corporate responsibility & sustainability function. As a rapidly expanding modern business, we understand the importance of adopting responsible business practices early-on. We also recognize the growing trend for publicly traded companies to report against Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria. Though we are at the very beginning of our journey, we’ve taken deliberate steps to consider these crucial aspects of our business and how we will measure and transparently report against them to investors in the future. Broadly speaking, Sonder’s goal is to foster the social, environmental and economic well-being of the communities we call home. To do this we’re developing initiatives, setting targets and forming partnerships through the framework of People, Place and Planet.

Our growing commitments to People, Place & Planet

People

Our commitment to the core of our business; our employees & guests. We are proud that the Sonder community values every person by prioritizing diversity, belonging, growth, safety, mental and physical health.

Place

Our commitment to the communities Sonder calls home. Through local engagement we commit to supporting our communities.

Planet

Our commitment to the environment and minimizing our footprint. At Sonder we recognize that our choices have an impact. We strive to preserve the Earth’s natural systems through a continuous drive towards sustainability.

Responsible business highlights:

First steps toward our commitment to people, place and planet

People

Place

  • Launched Sonder’s first CSR public-private partnership with

    Lyft & Off-Their-Plate

  • Provided Sonder rooms to those in need - healthcare workers, disaster relief, patients seeking care

  • Donated $500K in furniture to charities globally

  • Piloted partnership with local artists in several Sonder cities

  • A growing number of buildings in our portfolio have historic, adaptive reuse or sustainability qualities

Planet

  • Developing a decarbonization roadmap

  • Establishing a waste minimization and mitigation strategy

  • Defining a plan to conserve water

  • Considering appropriate sustainability reporting frameworks i.e. SASB