As part of the 9th annual Ecomobility Awards, we were awarded the silver trophy in “Mobility Management”.
We were awarded the silver trophy in “Mobility Management”, as part of the 9th annual Ecomobility Awards. Created by Tisséo Collectivités, this accreditation process recognises the mobility plans carried out by public and private institutions in the field of mobility management.
Our employees, keenly aware of the importance of sustainable transport
By distinguishing us with this prize among 272 mobility plans, Tisséo Collectivités rewards the initiatives promoting mobility that we have been implementing since 2018. “The survey that we conducted on this topic received a 90% response rate from our employees,” says Marine Maffre Becerra, the Group’s CSR Director, “which proves the interest shown in mobility.”
Cycling in the spotlight
Initiatives to encourage our employees to switch to cycling soon followed: installation of bicycle racks, distribution of a cycling kit with a special rucksack equipped with a reflective light band and flashing clip for safe cycling, etc. In addition, two electric bicycles were made available free of charge, and information was provided to help employees who wished to purchase them to understand what assistance was available.
Building loyalty in the bike-to-work community
“To build loyalty in the ‘bike-to-work’ community,” Marine Maffre Becerra explains, “a challenge entitled ‘This week, I’m going to work differently’ involving 13 teams of five people was organised in September 2019 at all our sites.” The objective was to collect as many points as possible by commuting to work by means other than a private car, with a bonus for journeys made by bicycle.
Limiting commutes between home and work
This “Mobility Management” prize also rewards our actions to limit commuting: teleworking has been extended to two days a week (excluding the COVID-19 period), and video conferencing has been widely adopted by all employees. Finally, it is part of the mandatory annual negotiations with labour and management to reach a company-level agreement on integrated mobility.
Sustainable mobility at the heart of our concerns
“Nine per cent of GA Smart Building employees come to work by bicycle, and this figure reaches 14% at our head office in Toulouse,” says the CSR Director. She predicts its growth in the coming years, as “the issue of sustainable mobility, which aims to reduce the carbon impact of travel while maintaining employee comfort, is at the heart of our company’s concerns.”