Tate Significantly Cuts Hidden Costs and Carbon Footprint

Tate has saved thousands of pounds using Gett’s best-in-class, corporate ground travel solution to identify hidden costs, streamline procedures, and reduce red tape. Tate also benefits from secure transport that meets its staff’s diverse travel requirements, while dramatically reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

Meet Tate

Location: UK

Industry: Government & Non-Profits

The Tate galleries are world-famous artistic institutions.. Starting as a single gallery back in 1897, Tate has now evolved into a network for four art galleries: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St Ives. Its mission is to promote public knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of British art as well as an appreciation of international modern and contemporary works.

The Goals

  • A user-friendly experience so employees can manage their own travel
  • A secure system that protects employees and delivers Tate’s duty of care promise to its employees
  • The ability to streamline travel management and cut down on bureaucracy
  • A green solution that can provide a 10% reduction in Tate’s carbon footprint by 2023

The Challenges

Over a thousand Tate employees have to be able to travel quickly and easily between the company’s four locations. Whether moving heavy video equipment or attending meetings, the staff’s ground travel needs were varied and complex, made more so by multiple departments managing their own travel, and using a range of different providers. Additionally, Tate needs a solution that helps the company meet the challenge of becoming greener, without negatively impacting its bottom line.

“Tate as a company has declared a climate emergency and is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. We need partners and suppliers who can work with us towards achieving this goal.”

Declan McAlister, Head of Procurement

The Solution

Using Gett’s intuitive, intelligent ground travel app and web platform, Tate has access to a comprehensive range of vehicle types to suit its diverse transportation needs. In addition, all of Gett’s partners are fully vetted, licensed, and insured- so Tate employees can safely use the service, day or night.

“We take the safety and security of our employees seriously. With Gett, it's easy to keep track of where our people are, managing our travel through a single application. Gett allows us to consolidate our suppliers and ensure we fulfil our duty of care to our employees.”

Declan McAlister, Head of Procurement

The Gett platform offers a rich array of user-friendly, value-added tools that have enabled Tate to streamline back-end processes and reveal hidden and indirect expenses. With the consolidation of all corporate travel management in one solution, Tate can book rides at a click or tap, view detailed reporting, track vehicle progress, and cut red tape with a single monthly invoice.

“For our employees, booking a taxi for work should not be any more difficult than booking a taxi in their personal life - any approvals or invoicing should happen in the background. With Gett's easy-to-use web portal and app, it really is that easy.”

Declan McAlister, Head of Procurement

Tate has been able to strengthen its green credentials, without compromising on convenience or cost-efficiency. Gett supports the adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles, and all UK rides are carbon-neutral, offsetting 7,500 tonnes of CO2 a year.

The Results

  • The identification and elimination of hidden costs, including savings of hundreds of staff hours through lowered wait times and reduced red tape
  • The transition to carbon-neutral travel, putting Tate on track to hit its stated target of a 10% reduction in the company’s carbon footprint by 2023
  • An intuitive interface leading to high levels of platform adoption and a 212% increase in managed rides, enabling the company to consolidate and scale company-wide transport operations
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