MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands, September 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Q-Park is proud to have published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report,
'Responsible parking 2010', which is available on-line and can be ordered through the Q-Park website.
This in depth CSR report, based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and ISO 26000 guidelines, has put sustainable development at its heart, balancing 'People, Planet and Profit' in the organisation. The report explains that the key focus of Q-Park's CSR policy is supporting sustainable urban mobility and is based on five pillars: mobility, facility, economy, environment and society.
Sustainable mobility in combination with regulated and paid parking confirms Q-Park's well-considered pricing policy and the increase of connected parking facilities with Parking Route Information Systems (PRIS) helps to reduce emissions and Particulate Matter from traffic searching for a place to park.
The CO2 footprint calculated enables Q-Park to measure and monitor how much fossil fuel Q-Park consumes as part of the environmental impact of the activities. Q-Park has installed a substantial amount of electric car chargers and encourages care for the environment and well-being for all parties involved; as an expression of this duty of care Q-Park has equipped most of its owned parking facilities with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and has trained its staff in their use.
By publishing this annual CSR report, Q-Park is not only taking its responsibility, but is also making the organisation accountable to all stakeholders. Q-Park is proud to have published the 2010 CSR report; and is confident to continue to set its own priorities in relation to economic, social and environmental goals of today's society and for future generations.
Q-Park is one of the three leading providers of parking facilities in Europe, whether wholly-owned, leased, managed or in a hybrid business model. Q-Park is notable for its quality approach and has a portfolio comprising over 840.000 parking spaces and office accommodation in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.