Solita awarded as Pioneering Employer in Belgium – Our journey in building a modern working culture

Liese Hennus Director, People and Culture, Belgium and Germany, Solita

Published 14 Nov 2023

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In the dynamic landscape of work and mobility, Solita proudly stands as a forerunner, having embarked on a transformative journey with the ‘Baanbrekende Werkgever’ charter. Conceived in 2020 by De Lijn, Antwerp Management School, and Jobat, this initiative aimed to reshape traditional paradigms and address contemporary challenges in the workplace.

In collaboration with industry pioneers, Solita entered into the charter with an unwavering commitment to innovation, employee well-being, and sustainable practices. The initial focus on sustainable mobility and the integration of hybrid work laid the foundation for what would become a robust learning network of over 70 Belgian organizations.

The three pillars

1. Minder Onderweg (Less Commuting): Solita’s approach transcends conventional commuting norms. Placing the employee at the heart of its mobility policy, the organization champions flexible work locations, giving prominence to remote work where feasible.

2. Duurzaam Werk (Sustainable Work): Navigating the challenges of hybrid work, Solita adopts a human-centric policy. By providing the right digital tools and flexible working hours, the organization ensures a conducive environment for productivity and well-being.

3. Slimmer en Groener Onderweg (Smarter and Greener Commuting): Solita actively advocates for eco-friendly commuting options. From cycling to public transport and green vehicles, the organization strives to make commuting both smarter and greener.

A learning odyssey

Solita’s involvement in the ‘Baanbrekende Werkgever’ charter is more than a certification—it’s a commitment to continuous learning and growth. Joining the ranks of 70 companies that have obtained the certification for 2024, Solita embraces a culture that goes beyond the conventional, fostering innovation, and prioritizing employee well-being.

The broader impact

Why embark on this journey? The charter’s creators envisioned initiating a positive dialogue on the organization of work and mobility. Solita, along with its peers, strives for a significant impact on the well-being of its employees, recognizing that a forward-thinking approach benefits both individuals and the organization as a whole.

As Solita continues to navigate this learning odyssey, the ‘Baanbrekende Werkgever’ certification becomes not just a recognition but a symbol of a workplace culture that dares to break ground, innovate, and champion the well-being of its most valuable asset—its people.

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