Sara Tsudome, project manager at the Federal ADFC Association, explains: “FIS supports employees who cycle to work with manifold measures, which offers many advantages: In this way, the employer can score points in the field of corporate health, environment and mobility management.”
The “Bike-Friendly Employer” certification consists of two steps. Prior to a personal audit at FIS, a self-evaluation was presented and current measures (classified into six action fields) rated.
Eventually, it is possible to be awarded with a “bronze”, “silver” or “gold” certificate. Due to the multitude of measures the FIS employees are provided with, the largest IT employer of Main-Franconia has been awarded with the silver seal. Prerequisite: FIS must score a sufficient number of points in each of the six action fields to achieve the “silver” rating.
The rating included, for instance, campaigns for bikers, campus equipment (bike racks, showers, lockers, loading and repair station, …), internal communication, service offer such as JobRad (job bike), Brotzeitflitzer (snack speedster),… etc.
FIS now wants to use the seal in a profitable way and promote itself as an attractive employer as well as the beautiful Main-Franconian region. Moreover, the company continues to create awareness for using the bike instead of the car and, at the same time, contributing to climate protection.
Significance for employees’ health and sustainability
Companies that promote cycling systematically and get certified are winners: lack of movement is avoided if more people cycle to work. Persons who cycle to work reduce their risk of infection and their days of illness by one third on average. Bike-friendly measures make a contribution to corporate environment management and are an essential part of a sustainable mobility management since the mobility of employees is also part of the CO2 balance.
In the picture from left to right (Martin Dettmar, ADFC Schweinfurt; Angelika Wolf, FIS biking coordinator; Christian Lang, FIS management board member)
Picture: Annabel Falk (FIS)