“The best advertisement for Mobility Edenred? Our users!
Drive a car to work in Brussels, and you’re stuck in traffic 140 hours a year. There are better ways to organize mobility. Foremost among them: Mobility Edenred, which offers access to all the alternative modes of transport you want. “And you don’t even have to give up your car”, says Adrien Cassiers (photo below), Business Development Manager Mobility for Edenred Belgium.
In 2019, Belgium launched the Mobility Budget, a three-pronged remedy for the country’s car-centric corporate mobility culture. In exchange for the classic company car, employees can divide their budget into three pillars. The first is a greener car, the second pillar (tax free) involves alternative solutions such as public transport, carsharing, bicycles, etc. Employees may not even choose a car at all, spending their entire budget on the second pillar. And don’t worry if you can’t spend your annual budget. The rest becomes the third pillar: a cash payment in January.
Edenred, a multinational provider of social benefits, has been offering Belgian companies its mobility benefits solution from the start. And she noticed a warming of mentalities: “At the beginning, nobody was really sure what the mobility budget does”, says Mr. Cassiers.
At present, the benefits are proven. For users, but also for employers. Mobility Edenred is a simple solution for moving to a more sustainable form of organization of corporate mobility, a priority for all companies. It offers a wider range of mobility options, while retaining the tax advantages of the company car. And finally, by offering flexible and sustainable transportation options, it’s an important weapon in the war for talent.
âNow the idea is spreading by word of mouth. We are even contacted by employees who want us to convince their employers to offer a mobility budget.
Mobility Edenred’s popularity is spreading for two reasons. One: the attractions inherent in the mobility budget. And two: the additional advantages of the Edenred offer.
Starting with the first reason, the mobility budget offers flexibility that company car drivers never knew they lacked. Not only can you choose, choose and combine mobility alternatives from train to scooter, but you also have the option of using, for the limited time you need, other types of vehicles: a motorhome to go on vacation, a van if you move to stay.
About houses: âYou can even use the mobility budget to cover part of your housing costs. Depending on how far away you live and how much work you do outside of the office, you can use the budget to pay off your mortgage. Which is great, âsays Cassiers.
Above and beyond
Mobility Edenred offers its services via the usual triad of app, card and web management platform. But it goes beyond what others do.
âOnly, we are not placing any limits on the mobility options that employees can choose from in the second pillar. Our only limits are those set by law and the employer. said Mr. Cassiers.
For fleet managers and HR managers, Mobility Edenred’s web platform offers all the information they need and the functionalities to optimize their work – without increasing the administrative burden. Dashboards are easy to view and many functions are automated, adding to the ease of managing their employees’ budgets.
Hammer and nail
For too long, mobility in Belgium has been a challenge with only one solution: the company car.
The mobility budget has opened up a whole toolbox with flexible solutions. And Mobility Edenred offers easy and wide access to these tools. It is an increasingly popular solution.
âWe help you reduce CO2 emissions, while improving your mobility options,â says Cassiers. “And it works. Our best advertisement is our end users!”
Interested? Another incentive: companies that sign an agreement for Mobility Edenred before December 31 will benefit from a promotional offer under special conditions. Contact Edenred to find out more.