Driving for work
Commercial vehicles are estimated to account for 14 percent of all motor vehicles in use globally and in low and middle income countries upwards of 32 percent of vehicles in use. Furthermore in developed economies it is estimated that between about one third of all deaths involve a driver who is at work; in developing economies it is estimated that the figure is substantially higher.
The UN Fleet Forum has also commenced a major fleet safety programme which will directly impact not only the humanitarian community and be replicable across commercial and government institutions around the world. A team of leaders in safety, vehicles, and fleets was pulled together from Volvo, Kjaer Group, Shell, the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles, FIA Foundation, UN Road Safety Collaboration, World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, Global Road Safety Partnership, TNT, and Make Roads Safe.
Cement Industry Example - The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a global collaboration of 23 of the world’s leading cement manufacturers, joining together for action on sustainability issues covering issues as diverse as safety, climate protection and biodiversity. As part of its Task Force Safety’s work analyzing data and trends from member companies’ accidents and fatalities from 2003-2009, and a fatality review of fatality prevention initiatives from other WBCSD member companies from other industries, the CEOs of the CSI launched a safety initiative focusing on Driving and Contractor Safety in October 2009. All CEOs endorsed the implementation of 2 sets of Guidelines across all their operations within 5 years. The Guidelines can be found on the CSI website: by following the link to Driving and Contractor Safety on the right. The Guidelines are available in multiple languages.