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Irish Businesses Welcome Cycle Friendly Employer Certification

Jul 22, 2020

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Summer 2020 marks an exciting time for Ireland’s business community, as the European Union-backed Cycle Friendly Employer scheme is introduced, making the country a healthier and happier place to live, work and aspire in.

What is the CFE-certification?

The cycle-friendly employer certification scheme was developed to establish a European standard for cycle friendly companies, of any size. The certification is intended to help European companies to improve the situation for employees that cycle to work. As an acknowledgement for their effort these companies receive the certificate “cycle-friendly employer”.

Cycle-friendly employer scheme

The benefits for participating companies are healthier employees, which lead to potential savings due to the reduction of sick days and also by an improved operational capability. A company can save more than €200 per employee with one sick day less in a year. Motorists are the ones with the highest number of sick days per year (more than 15 sick days per year)!

The CFE accreditation can be easily harnessed to fit your individual organisational culture, and allow your employees to reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

The accreditation is also extremely attractive to potential employees, and shows to the wider business community that your company is proactive when it comes to corporate social responsibility, and also that your organisation is progressing towards a greener, more sustainable Ireland for us all to live and work in.

If you want to start a self-evaluation for your company, click here

Cycle Friendly Employer scheme for Ireland
Cycle Friendly Employer for Ireland