LibertyBus has announced its victory at the prestigious National Social Value Awards.
The grand ceremony, held at Church House Westminster in London, witnessed LibertyBus securing the Organisation Leadership Award.
With an unwavering commitment to social responsibility, LibertyBus has dedicated the past decade to operating a bus network that make a positive difference in the community. The company’s exceptional performance in the social area earned them the well-deserved recognition at the National Social Value Awards. The Organisation Leadership Award serves as a testament to LibertyBus’s outstanding efforts in fostering positive social impact in their community working in partnership with the Government of Jersey.
To measure the impact of its services, LibertyBus commissioned Jersey-based research agency, 4insight, to conduct an extensive survey among customers. The survey revealed compelling results, showcasing the transformative changes experienced by passengers as a result of utilising LibertyBus’s services. Notably, a remarkable 72% of respondents acknowledged saving money due to their use of LibertyBus. This figure soared to an impressive 80% among daily commuters, reflecting the company’s dedication to providing affordable transportation options for islanders.
Through a collaborative partnership with the Government of Jersey, LibertyBus has delivered several impactful initiatives that enhance the well-being of the community. Some initiatives include a concessionary pass scheme for people who are older, the AvanchiAccess card for people with disabilities, the wheelchair passports scheme, and the Accessibility Card for people with hidden disabilities. By providing an inclusive and affordable bus network, LibertyBus helps reduce traffic congestion, promotes environmental sustainability, and enhance the communities served.
LibertyBus firmly believes that delivering social impact is not only essential for their business but also aligns with the values of their parent company, Tower Transit which is part of Kelsian Group, Australia’s largest multi-modal transport provider and tourism operator.
The company’s Community Investment Program focuses on three key areas: Health & Wellbeing, Environment, and Education, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. LibertyBus actively encourages its staff to contribute to these areas, fostering a team-driven approach to increasing social impact.
Expressing his pride in the team’s accomplishments, Kevin Hart, Regional Director of LibertyBus, said: “We are thrilled and humbled to receive this award. It is a testament to the dedication and passion of our team. We also thank the Government of Jersey for working in partnership with us and sharing the same mindset of taking every opportunity to deliver social value over the last decade. We remain committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the Jersey community through our services and initiatives.”