Interparking’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy ties in with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Established in 2015, this agenda sets targets to be met by 2030 through 17 ambitious but realistic goals.

A number of levers can be used to improve environmental performance: LED lighting, automation, renewable energy supply contracts, greener mobility for employees, etc.

Interparking has held in- depth discussions with its reference shareholder, Ageas, to identify the UN goals to be implemented to contribute toward a more sustainable world. This strategic exercise highlighted four goals toward which Interparking is committed to making significant efforts.

Goal 9: build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Interparking has fitted the Beffroi car park in Namur with the first “breath of fresh air
in the city” (see p. 14) and is gradually rolling out this initiative in other Group car parks. We have also signed up with renewable energy providers to supply our installations with electricity. Interparking’s car parks are also fitted with photovoltaic panels where the configuration permits.

Goal 10: reduce inequality within and among countries

Interparking has set up its parking school, which trains and mentors our teams and enables them to obtain training certificates, ranging from skilled worker to parking manager.

This school plays a key role in developing talents at Interparking: internal mobility pathways are not uncommon. Further training has enabled low-skilled or unskilled job seekers to get a meaningful job and gradually take on new responsibilities.

Goal 11: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

In recent years, we have increased the number of spaces for shared cars. In addition, we have more than 960 spaces for electric vehicles in our car parks. In Belgium, used together with the Pcard+, they also offer one of the most attractive rates in the country. Shared vehicles and electric cars help to reduce congestion and improve air quality in cities.

Goal 13: take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Interparking has reduced its average energy consumption per parking space by 18% compared with 2014. Our operations are also certified carbon neutral in all nine countries in which we operate. We are also replacing our lighting systems and elevators with low-energy alternatives and are involved in a project to combat deforestation.