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Genentech's gRide Program Achieves Landmark Milestone

August 25th, 2012

Genentech's Employee Commuting Program Surpassed Major Milestone

gRide, has now saved 100 million miles of driving since the program's inception in late 2006.


The program began as a way to reduce the number of vehicles that travel to and park on the South San Francisco campus, and since has had significant impact on Genentech’s sustainability goals and employee quality of life.

"We're so pleased to offer employees', with alternative, more sustainable commute options to driving alone," said Carla Boragno, Vice President of Site Services at Genentech. "The program has become a key employee benefit and an example of sustainable business practices, all while supporting Genentech's growth in South San Francisco."

Genentech's gRide program continues to deliver good results in reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from employee commuting to South San Francisco, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions by 27% between 2009 and 2011. This improvement is due to a combination of factors, including a continued increase in the percentage of our employees using the transit options provided by Genentech's gRide program.

About the program

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100 Million Miles and Counting

Our employee commuting program has saved 100 M driving miles since it's inception in late 2006.

Committing to Sustainability

As part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) California Best Buildings Challenge, we've committed to reduce energy, water and waste by 20% in 2 years at select buildings at our main…

Saving Miles

Genentech's employee commuting program, the collective system of buses, bikes, shuttles, and carpools known as gRide, has saved 100 million driving miles since it's inception in late 2006.