Employee commuting

IBM has been active for decades in promoting programs that reduce employees' work-related commutes and/or that reduce commute-related CO2 emissions. For example, many locations promote biking to work by having bicycle lockers, racks and showers available on-site. At several larger locations, IBM sponsors shuttle services to transport employees to mass transit stations and also between IBM campuses and buildings. Globally, many of our locations partner with local public transit authorities to develop ride-sharing programs and negotiate subsidized transit passes for IBM employees. In Europe and Japan, for example, many IBM locations are within reach of the public transportation system, giving employees the choice to use more energy-efficient mass transit to commute to work.

IBM employees in the United States can now take advantage of IBM's Commuter Benefits Program. Launched in 2016, the program allows employees to pay for eligible mass transit and qualified parking expenses related to commuting to work with pre-tax money. Use of the benefit to procure mass transit passes translates into monetary savings on commuting costs and encourages employees to opt for more efficient commuting options where available.

IBM is a member of the Best Workplaces for CommutersSM (BWC) program. Currently, 18 IBM locations in the United States are registered as BWC sites, where approximately 42 percent of the company's U.S. employees report to work. Many locations actively work with their local or regional transit commissions to integrate IBM's programs with regional programs, increasing commuting options for our employees.