Mer has extensive early mover experience within the field of electric vehicle (EV) charging in Norway, Sweden, UK, Austria and Germany. Our starting point was based on forward thinking employees with a unified sustainable vision of making it easy to drive an EV, powered by clean, renewable energy. The motivation for the business and our employees was to contribute to the greater good by doing the right thing, one charging session at a time. Today, during times of climate crisis, energy revolution and the transition to electric mobility, this motivation is stronger than ever! During 2021 we have started working more systematically on our sustainable initiatives in Mer which has resulted in our very first Sustainability Report.
According to our owner’s Statkraft “Low emissions scenario 2021”, electrification is the single most important contributor to emission cuts. The transport sector stands for 25% of the CO2 emissions, and almost 75% of this is from road transportation. It is therefore of little doubt that the transition from internal combustion engines cars (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs) are fundamental to battle the climate changes. Still, the transition to EVs is only sustainable when the cars are powered by renewable energy and it is in this sweet spot Mer is positioned to accelerate the transition of EV’s in Europe.
"- That is why we are committed to become carbon neutral during 2023. With this target, we want to set the standard within our industry and inspire others to make the same efforts – for a better tomorrow!"
— Kristoffer Thoner, CEO of Mer
Since sustainability is deeply rooted in our DNA, we have set ourselves ambitious targets on how to reduce our climate impact. Although we have provided EV drivers with renewable energy in our charging stations for many years, the Mer Sustainability Report is a revamped statement on our journey to work even more systematically on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), also including the important social and governance aspects. We are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices and our commitment can only be achieved if our employees, suppliers and partners act with the same ambition.
- As we together have built our company brick by brick with the same mission and purpose in mind, we are passionate and energised by what we do, and we want to do good! Human rights are the foundations of our company and we embrace change by continuously looking for new ways to improve, says Kristoffer Thoner, CEO of Mer and continues
- That is why we are committed to become carbon neutral during 2023. With this target, we want to set the standard within our industry and inspire others to make the same efforts – for a better tomorrow!
The Mer Sustainability Report can be found here and represents our achievements of 2021. We want to be transparent and open with you - our customers, stakeholders, employees and partners – on our journey towards carbon neutrality!