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European employers show road safety is good for business

Five European private and public-sector organisations have been recognised for the results of company-wide programmes they have put in place to improve the road safety of their employees, vehicle fleets and the public.

The winners of the 2014 European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) PRAISE Awards for Work-Related Road Safety, announced at an event in Brussels today are:

  • Large company – Arriva, Denmark
  • Public authority – The Hellenic Air Force, Greece
  • Small or medium-sized enterprise – Bolk Transport, The Netherlands
  • Highly commended – Unilever, Poland
  • Highly commended – The Port of Antwerp, Belgium

Antonio Avenoso, executive director of the European Transport Safety Council said:These organisations are putting road safety at the heart of their operations and have the results to prove it. We hope these shining examples will inspire companies and public authorities across Europe to see the benefits road safety management programmes can bring. These include not only dramatically reduced numbers of collisions and injuries, but also reduced costs, improved employee wellbeing, fewer lost orders and less management time spent on dealing with the consequences of sick days, paperwork and legal issues. The business case for road safety at work is clear, but these companies are showing just how it can be done.

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