Paris-La Défense, April 7, 2021. INDIGO Group today unveils its new Mission Statement: “Creating space for peaceful city motion”. This mission guides the actions of its 14,500 employees daily and transforms the company’s strategic vision over the long term. It fully commits the group to its role as a player in the city of tomorrow.
The first parking operator to adopt this approach, INDIGO Group has just adopted a Purpose, drawn up following consultation with a wide range of employees: “Opening space for peaceful city motion”. “This mission will help the group to create more value in its core activities (on-street and off-street parking) and to go further in the use of its spaces around two pillars: serenity, mobility and services, by meeting the aspirations of its customers, its employees, but also of cities and their inhabitants, today and tomorrow,” says Serge Clémente, CEO of INDIGO Group.
The city of tomorrow will have to free up its roads to create spaces shared by different forms of mobility (pedestrians, bicycles, deliveries, etc.), green spaces and places of conviviality, such as café terraces. Last-mile logistics must be enriched to make the “quarter-hour city” a tangible reality. To do this, our downtown parking lots, our infrastructures, and our services offer enriched places and times of life, by becoming electric vehicle recharging sites, cultural spaces or even events. We can imagine and design everything to provide our customers and their users with satisfactory responses to their needs.
This broad approach, which has led the Group to question the role it wishes to play in its environment, today and tomorrow, takes on relevance in the current health context. More than ever, citizens are looking for peaceful cities, employees are looking for meaning, and our shareholders are looking for a better balance between short- and medium-term profits.
This Purpose is also in line with the history of INDIGO, whose brand has just celebrated its fifth anniversary, but whose companies that have formed the group have been accompanying the evolution of cities and territories for nearly 60 years by offering ever more innovative services and solutions. From the creation of the Invalides Park in Paris in 1962 to the development of the Parking of the Future vision and today the creation of its purpose, INDIGO has kept its pioneering and inventive spirit.