Hrvatski Telekom is the first telecom in Croatia to be awarded the 'Cycle-Friendly Employer' European certificate for the location Radnička cesta 21, in Zagreb. With this, Hrvatski Telekom has joined the international initiative of socially responsible companies whose goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and positively affect its employees' health and living habits.
In Croatia, the certification is carried out by the Association "Cyclists' Union", which is part of the European consortium "Cycle-Friendly Employer Certification". "By encouraging its employees, clients, and partners to use bicycles as a means of transport, Hrvatski Telekom is a positive example of advocating and practicing sustainable mobility and responsibility towards health, the environment, and public space, but also savings," said the Cyclists' Union.
By acquiring the certificate, HT is now in the group of prominent environmentally and socially aware European companies and organizations that have earned this certificate, such as the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and Ericsson Nikola Tesla and IT and marketing agencies FIVE, 404, and IN2 ...
We at Hrvatski Telekom, as a socially responsible company, are fully committed to creating a better environment for the society in which we operate. Knowing that many of our employees cycle to work, we made an effort and provided them with the best conditions to support their healthy lifestyle, but also to encourage other employees to join them from time to time, especially because there is no better, healthier, and more environmentally friendly means of transport than bicycle", said Igor Vukasović, Director of Corporate Communications of Hrvatski Telekom.
Hrvatski Telekom offers its cycling employees excellent conditions: a covered bicycle parking station with more than 100 parking spaces, showers, changing cabinets, a bicycle repair point. As of today, electric bicycles are available for them to go to meetings.
The Cyclists' Union is a volunteer association committed to improving the conditions for the use of bicycles as an efficient, sustainable, and healthy means of transport. They advocate and work to transform cities into clean, safe, comfortable, and green, custom-made, humane cities, promoting cycling as a desirable form of transportation. "Citizens who travel to work every day are our target group and a huge one at that!" Their choice of transport method dramatically affects the traffic situation in the cities "- said the Cyclists' Union. Certification encourages employers to motivate their employees to choose a bicycle as often as possible as their primary means of going to work.
The Cyclists' Union has been implementing the certification program, the so-called "Cycle-Friendly Employer" organization, after becoming the coordinator of certification for Croatia by the European Cycling Federation. The program includes consultations, evaluation and certification, and all organizations that would like to become a "cycle-friendly employer" and thus contribute to confirming their socially responsible business can contact the Cyclists' Union at firstname.lastname@example.org.