The SociBike is not just an electric cargo bike. Our cargo bikes have a unique story. We are happy to tell you more about this.
SociBike Cargo Bikes
SociBike is a manufacturer of electrically assisted cargo bikes. These are not ordinary cargo bikes, but cargo bikes with a story. Owner Peter Schouten has experienced in his close environment what it does to people when they end up on the sidelines. They have no reason to get out of bed in the morning and when they come home in the evening, they cannot be proud of what they have done that day. That is why we at SociBike do not hire people to make the cargo bikes: we make cargo bikes to be able to hire people.
Social impact is our goal and financial returns are one of our means. We are a commercial company and sell these cargo bikes. The money we earn is invested in our mission. We are also a Social Enterprise.
A Social Enterprise is a business with a social mission. As a social enterprise, we provide products and services from a revenue model. We are not only ‘social’ but also ‘entrepreneurial’. However, we do not see making money as the most important goal. Business success is a means to our goal: creating social value by helping people with a distance to the labor market to get a paid job. That is the profit we want to maximize.
Performance Ladder Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship
SociBike has the Performance Ladder Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship (PSO) Level 3 and 30+ certificate. With this certification, we show that our organization is structurally working on social entrepreneurship and that we visibly take our social responsibility. At least 30% of the staff employed by us consist of people who need more than average help to get to paid work.
At SociBike, employees are trained in bicycle technology, gain work experience, and work with the latest technology in e-bike technology. Together, this forms a good basis for a paid job at SociBike or externally.
Companies looking for well-trained, motivated personnel can always contact us. And of course, we hope that you will also spread our story.