Mobile and healthy – Car-free day
From 16th to 22nd September, the European Mobility Week, an initiative of the European Commissions for Sustainable Mobility in Cities, took place. It was introduced in 2002 to con-tribute to sustainable development in the transport sector. This year's motto was "Go with me". The population should be able to consciously experience and enjoy the benefits of a car-free environment.
The employees of BRP-Rotax took part in a literally crazy campaign: In keeping with our CSR theme for the year "Mobility and Health", we took part in the Car Free Day, which took place on Tuesday, September 17th.
On that day, 180 of our colleagues came to work by public transport, bicycle, on foot or in the car pools they had formed, rather than by car. As a thank-you they were welcomed with strengthening breakfast packages, which were handed out at the bicycle racks.
Our focus on mobility and health is crucial because it combines environmental considerations and the reduction of the CO2 footprint with physical condition, fitness and well-being – thus doubling the benefits.
The car-free day of 2019 alone saved 5,500 car kilometres – a great result.