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Zumtobel wins VCÖ Mobility Award
18.09.2014
Dornbirn / Austria – Zumtobel Lighting GmbH has been honoured with first place in the Austria-wide “Journey to Work” category of the 2014 Mobility Award competition for its “Light Mobility” concept which was developed for the Dornbirn plant. The mobility team was presented with the award at the official ceremony in Vienna yesterday evening. Zumtobel submitted a persuasive entry to Austria’s biggest competition for sustainable mobility with its comprehensive concept providing environmentally friendly alternatives to compensate for the imminent shortage of parking spaces.

"We are delighted to receive this award,” says Operations Director Herwig Burtscher. “The topics of sustainability and corporate social responsibility are firmly embedded in the Zumtobel Group’s corporate strategy. That’s why we took a conscious decision not to build new parking spaces at the Dornbirn site. With our integrated mobility concept we have opted for a sustainable route and are now in the process of ensuring that these measures are consistently implemented. The alternatives we offer have met with a very positive response and we have been able to persuade a large number of employees to switch to more environmentally friendly means of transport.”

Austrian Traffic Club (VCÖ) Chief Executive Willi Nowak was particularly impressed with the Zumtobel mobility concept: “The decision against additional parking spaces and the development of such a comprehensive mobility concept represent an exemplary step towards mobility with a future!”

“Light Mobility” at the corporate headquarters in Dornbirn
The jury found the approach adopted by Zumtobel particularly persuasive: the goal of the mobility concept is to encourage employees to switch to more environmentally friendly means of transport with a view to combating the imminent shortage of parking spaces at the corporate headquarters in Dornbirn. A recently set up mobility team has introduced a four-pillar concept – consisting of concessions for public transport, special offers and installations for cyclists such as e-bike charging stations plus car pools and car park management. As well as reducing the cost of getting to work for employees, offers such as a heavily subsidised job ticket mean less inconvenience to local residents thanks to the use of alternative means of transport.

Media contact
Astrid Kühn-Ulrich
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel. +43-(0)5572 509-1570
astrid.kuehn@zumtobelgroup.com

Simone Deitmer
PR-Manager
Tel. +43-(0)5572 509-575
simone.deitmer@zumtobelgroup.com



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Copyright Foto: VCÖ - Mobilität mit Zukunft/APA-Fotoservice/Schedl
From left to right: Arnulf Wolfram (Siemens), Willi Nowak (VCÖ), Birgit Wagner (ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG), Mario Wintschnig (Zumtobel), Marlies Moosbrugger (Zumtobel), Robert Hasler (Zumtobel) Ursula Zechner (Verkehrsministerium) and Günter Liebel  (ministry of environment)

Copyright: VCÖ - Mobilität mit Zukunft/APA-Fotoservice/Schedl  

Zumtobel mobility team encourages employees to switch to more environmentally friendly means of transport.
Zumtobel mobility team encourages employees to switch to more environmentally friendly means of transport.

Zumtobel mobility team encourages employees to switch to more environmentally friendly means of transport.

 

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