Local Economic Stakeholder
A source of employment
ATMB is one of the leading employers in Haute-Savoie. The company has 845 employees, and the annual investment for maintenance and modernization places it among the most dynamic in terms of indirect employment. As a corollary of its business, ATMB funds the local economy directly through the taxes paid to more than thirty municipalities and some twenty training institutions.
A stakeholder in local tourism
In winter as in summer, tens of thousands of holidaymakers use the ATMB network to reach the thirty resorts that it serves in France and in Italy. At these times the light vehicle traffic is tripled on the motorway and doubled in the tunnel. To accommodate these customers under enhanced safety conditions and to promote the wealth of the region’s tourist heritage, every year ATMB organizes events with local craftsmen at its service areas.
Committed to the influence of the Haute-Savoie areas, ATMB was the first company to officially support Annecy’s candidacy for the Winter Olympic Games in 2018.
Local journeys made easier
With the creation of three junctions at Passy, Sallanches and Bonneville, the improvement of the local bus service has been one of ATMB’s priorities. By significantly reducing the traffic on the main roads, these projects improve journey safety and residents’ quality of life. Moreover, they facilitate access to tourist areas and development. These projects have been 27% funded by ATMB and 73% by the Haute-Savoie General Council.
A continuous route from Châtillon-en-Michaille to Courmayeur
Since the 1st of May 2010, the State has handed ATMB the management of the Route Blanche (RN205) which has an essential role in the Chamonix valley and in access to the Mont Blanc Tunnel. It is a first in France for this national route which will maintain its status as a free express road.
The integration of the Route Blanche reinforces the motorways and the Mont Blanc Tunnel in its capacity as a major stakeholder in the Haute-Savoie bus service on a continuous route from Châtillon-en-Michaile, in Ain, to Courmayeur, in Italy.
An active sponsorship policy in support of disability
ATMB has chosen disability as the main axis of its sponsorship policy. In February 2011, it established a partnership with the French Paralysis Association (APF) in Haute-Savoie. Together, 70 volunteers from ATMB and 74 from APF organised the 2011 smile Festival. The objective is to help to change the general public’s view of disability and to raise money. The festival in Sallanches on the 21 May 2011 brought together over 250 children accompanied by their parents. This allowed 3700 Euros to be raised, over 7 times more than during the smile Festival in previous years. This was thanks to visitors’ generosity and ATMB’s marketing operation which contributed 2 Euros from every electronic toll badge sold in May 2011.
ATMB also supports the local sports community, particularly the Loisirs Assis Evasion team. This specialised organisation aims to allow as many people as possible to take part in sports in the great outdoors: seated skiing, wheelchair mountain biking, paragliding etc.
Act in favour of disability in ATMB’s daily life
For its teams, ATMB implements a voluntary policy in partnership with the medical officer and the help service to support workers with disabilities. The number of workers with disabilities tripled between 2009 and 2010. For its clients, a programme to improve the quality of service for persons with disabilities was put into action from 2007 to 2015. ATMB has carried out works to improve the accessibility of its areas, particularly by removing slopes with a gradient above 4% and pavement kerbs over 2cm high. On a commercial level, ATMB offers persons with disabilities monthly fees and the electronic toll badge with the liber’t option.