Organisations championing road safety around the world will be recognised through a new awards programme.
Road safety charity Brake is looking for shining examples of best practice in road safety from organisations with at-work drivers to receive its Global Fleet Champions Awards.
The awards, part of Brake’s new Global Fleet Champions campaign, will celebrate the best safety and sustainability standards of fleets anywhere in the world, including in low- and middle-income nations where occupational road risk management is in urgent need of promoting and encouraging.
Awards will be given across five categories and will be issued throughout the year at ceremonies in the nation in which each award-winner is based.
Awards categories are based on the five pillars of Global Fleet Champions: Community outreach; Driver behaviour; Incident analysis and intervention; Journey routing and modal choice; and Vehicle procurement and maintenance.
The Fleet Analysis and Action Award will recognise the organisation that has done the most to introduce strong management systems to identify and tackle the safety and environmental impact of vehicles used on its behalf.
It is being sponsored by Verizon Connect, which is also supporting the Sustainable Journeys Award for the organisation that has done the most to reduce risk and fuel emissions and reduce motorised vehicles posing the highest risks to people walking and cycling.
Judges in the Vehicle Award category will be looking for organisations that are working to improve the safety and environmental impact of vehicles used on behalf of their business.
They will also reward organisations who understand the importance of mechanics having the right skills and equipment to maintain any given vehicle.
The Company Driver Safety Award, sponsored by Allianz, focuses on initiatives that enable safer driving cultures, such as training, assessment and monitoring of employees, and awareness-raising campaigns about the importance of safe driving.
Finally, the Safe and Healthy Roads for All Award, sponsored by Arval, will acknowledge organisations that work with their communities to achieve safe and healthy mobility.
This could include funding road infrastructure improvements like segregated footpaths and cycle paths, or spreading the word about the carnage on roads and the solutions that work.
Entries and nominations are invited from organisations operating anywhere in the world through the Global Fleet Champions website.
The award winners will be selected throughout the year.