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 BASF 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, BASF came up with a new mobility plan.
Mobility at BASF Antwerp is based on three priorities: safe, sustainable and efficient. In the new plan BASF offers their 3.200 employees reliable alternatives solutions for the individual car use.
- The BASF bus: 32 faster bus lines with convenient 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 employees ordered a bicycle. Moreover, BASF actively participated in the bike 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 BASF stimulates driving together with colleagues.
Their mobility plan involves active awareness raising about road safety, including specific workshops on safe (electric) cycling.
By offering their employees new choices in terms of mobility, BASF ensures that their employees get to work safer, in a more sustainable and efficient manner. Good for the employees’ health, for the environment and for the company. Finally, having a diverse range of mobility solutions is also key factor to influence and retain suitable personnel in this traffic-heavy region in order to continue to conduct BASF activities and to attract future investments.