AIB Bank Centre Ballsbridge, Dublin

‘Opening Access’

As part of their mobility management plan, AIB has set a target that 37.1% of their employees could potentially use the DART to commute to and from work, as a significant number of employees live within 1km of the DART or rail network. To facilitate this, AIB worked with Irish Rail to open up a walking route at the BankCentre complex in Ballsbridge so that AIB employees could have direct access to the Lansdowne DART station.

The wellbeing of our employees is very important to AIB. We are trying to enable them to be active as they commute to and from work, whether they walk, cycle or take public transport. Working with Irish Rail to enable the Landsdowne DART station to be accessed directly from the Bankcentre complex was one way we could facilitate that. In addition, as part of our mobility management programme AIB promotes tax saver tickets, bicycle workshops, allocated spaces for bicycles and showers for staff to use, if they require. We were delighted to have the highest number of teams participating in the Smarter Travel Workplaces Pedometer Challenge 2009 which encouraged AIB staff to take up walking in a fun competition, supporting the Irish Heart Foundation.

Jacqui McCrum, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager