The KBC headquarters at Havenlaan in Brussels received a silver Cycle Friendly Employer certificate from Mikaël Van Eeckhoudt, the director of Fietsersbond. After a self-evaluation, an expert from Fietsersbond came by for an audit. The expert examined how the KBC branch scores on various aspects of bicycle policy.
In recent years, KBC's head office has invested heavily in cycling infrastructure, bicycles for staff and services for cycling employees. The easily accessible, spacious and secure bicycle storage, as well as the new showers and changing rooms for the staff, scored high. Visitors can properly park their bicycles at the main entrance.
Thanks to an advantageous wage exchange, employees of KBC can lease a bicycle of their choice for their commute. They receive the maximum bicycle allowance of 0.24 euros per km. At the Brussels head office, the staff's bicycles are subjected to an annual technical inspection.
KBC also participates in Bike to Work, the programme of Fietsersbond that encourages employees to cycle to work.
Fietsersbond advises KBC to invest in the coming years in a coordinated bicycle policy plan to tap the full cycling potential of its staff. More bicycle parking facilities and a sustained awareness raising of all employees are important initiatives on the way to a golden certificate.
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