Deloitte Belgium wins “Fleet Mobility Manager of the Year 2019”-award
During the annual Fleet awards show organised by Belgian company car magazine Fleet, Piet Vandendriessche, CEO, and Annelies Vermeire, Fleet Manager of Deloitte Belgium were awarded the title “Fleet Mobility Manager of the Year”. An acclaim that was given to the consultancy firm following its efforts to encourage their 4,000 Belgian employees (of which 3,000 have a company car) to reduce their car use by 10% and thanks to the multimodal mobility plan Mobility@Deloitte put in place last year.
A new internal mobility policy was introduced last year. Through that plan, Deloitte wants to educate its employees by encouraging them to think about the most appropriate means of travel in each situation. The objective was to to make a solid contribution to a 10% reduction in traffic jams.
Since Deloitte introduced the Mobility@Deloitte plan in June 2018, 42% of all employees have opted for a different approach to mobility.
Employees have the choice between several options for alternative means of transport: public transport, bicycle (electric), car (electric), cars and shared bicycles, or carpooling. They can also opt for combinations such as free parking at the train station and a train pass, or a bike and a train pass. Deloitte is located next to Brussels airport, which makes the offices very easily reachable by public transport.
Deloitte Belgium also encourages flexible work, telecommuting or work in regional offices. It has embarked on a process of simplifying and increasing the sustainability of its car fleet, by structurally introducing electric cars and drastically reducing the number of models to choose from to 15, coming from no less than 132 different types.
The mobility plan is part of a broader sustainability program launched in 2017, committed to reduce CO2emissions by 25% by 2021.
Mobility@Deloitte is the result of a series of previous initiatives, including the Get2Work App, which calculates the fastest route of the various means of transport to a given destination, a carpooling initiative and a mobility pilot project in which more than a third of employees took part in 2017.
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