As various studies have confirmed, for many companies daily commuter traffic is more of a burden on the environment than business trips. The problems this causes can be clearly felt and seen. To improve the eco-balance in local and short-distance traffic, we have adopted a new, comprehensive mobility management system.
In 1996, as the first company in Vaduz, Liechtensteinische Landesbank introduced parking fees for its employees for the bank's own parking spaces. The present parking regulations will be superseded at the beginning of 2010 by a corporate mobility management concept. This envisages a graduated system of fees for staff parking spaces, and creates incentives for using public transport. For example, we bear the costs of an annual travel pass with the Liechtenstein Bus Company (LBA). Employees, who live outside the catchment area of the LBA, receive contributions for travel passes from regional public transport undertakings.
We encourage our staff to form car pools, and to use the bus for meetings and workshops in Liechtenstein, or to take company bicycles or walk short distances.
The objectives of our mobility management concept are:
- to reduce the number of leased parking spaces;
- to introduce an effective incentive system in the form of subsidies to encourage employees to do without a fixed parking space provided by the bank;
- to ensure there are sufficient parking spaces for employees who genuinely need them;
- personal consideration of the individual commuter situation, whereby the duration of the door to door commute is decisive for the stipulation of the pricing category.
From January 2010, a car sharing possibility, which can be used both for business and private travel, will be available to employees.
The new mobility management concept will apply to 598 employees in Liechtenstein. 303 of them will relinquish their claim to a permanently assigned parking space and will therefore participate in the incentive system. The corresponding costs will be covered by the parking fees charged. Furthermore, the proceeds received from parking fees will be used for other purposes, which raise the awareness of our staff for the responsible use of resources.
In cooperation with the Liechtenstein Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Liechtenstein Automobile Club, we again participated in the «By Bike to Work» campaign in the year under report.