The Cycle-Friendly Employer Certification Framework establishes a European standard for bicycle-friendliness in the European workplace. Now entering its third year of operation, the CFE Consortium has expanded its representation across Europe, welcoming four new members in 2018 and two more in 2019. The certification is currently being implemented in fifteen countries across Europe, with a total of more than 200 employers already certified as Cycle-Friendly. Implementation of the CFE Certification Framework is managed by national coordinators -members- with the support and guidance of the CFE Consortium.
Why a CFE certification framework?
Certification is intended to help European companies improve the situation for employees that cycle to work and to offer acknowledgement and reward for their efforts. Cycling can contribute to the success of a business or organisation and supporting employees getting to work by cycling is a worthwhile investment. Studies show how physical activity and air quality have a big impact on personal well-being and environment, but also companies benefit of them: healthy employees are more productive and the ones who commute by bike are on time, more alert and less prone to stress.
Why implement the CFE certification framework at national level?
Implementation of the CFE Certification Framework offers a clear opportunity to empower NGOs and cycling associations. The certification process will be managed by national coordinators with the support and guidance of the CFE Consortium. This is an exciting business opportunity for the next 3 years not to be missed! Eleven ECF members are already part of the CFE Consortium.
For all information on the CFE Certification Framework, the application process and eligibility criteria please refer to the full Call for applications for CFE Consortium membership 2020-2022 here, and accompanying documents:
- CFE Consortium 2020 – Application Form
- CFE Consortium 2020 – Business Plan Template
- Description of CFE certification process
- Guidebook “Bicycle-friendly employer - made easy"
For questions please contact Froso Christofides, ECF Project Manager, CFE Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.