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 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.
Our commitment to the communities Sonder calls home. Through local engagement we commit to supporting our communities.
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.
First steps toward our commitment to people, place and planet
Launched DEI initiative focused on employee & guest policies
Established a voting policy granting time-off to engage in local US elections
Initiated Employee Resource Groups aka Sonder Circles
Instituted Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as a Sonder employee benefit
Adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct
Supplier Code of Conductin alignment with international standards
Launched Sonder’s first CSR public-private partnership with Lyft & Off-Their-Plate
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
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