Safe and smooth traffic is and remains a major challenge due to traffic jams, road works and accidents. The mobility scan of the Province of Antwerp showed that 80% of our employees currently come to work by car but are willing to change that, if a good and reliable alternative is available. Through consultation, with employees and external partners, and analysing the existing offer, we came up with a new mobility plan.
Mobility at BASF Antwerp is based on three priorities: safe, sustainable and efficient. In the new plan we offer our 3.200 employees reliable alternatives solutions for the individual car use.
- The BASF bus: 32 faster bus lines with interesting stops must convince more employees to use the bus, still the safest way to get to work.
- The (lease) bicycle: an attractive lease program and a specially equipped factory entrance for cyclists make the (electric) bike an attractive alternative to car. Already 1400 colleagues ordered a bicycle. Moreover, BASF actively participated in the bicycle bus and served as one of the first test locations. This is an initiative of the Port of Antwerp to easily get with a bike from right to left bank of the Scheldt river and vice versa.
- Carpooling: through an app and other incentives we stimulate driving together with colleagues.
Our mobility plan involves active awareness raising about road safety, including specific workshops on safe (electric) cycling.
By offering our employees a new choices in terms of mobility, we ensure that our employees get to work safer, in a more sustainable and efficient manner. Nice for the health of our employees, of our environment and of our company. Finally, having a diverse range of mobility solutions is also a determining condition for being able to influence and retain suitable personnel in our traffic-prone region in order to continue to practice our activities and to attract future investments.