In 2012, under the leadership of Nestlé, Zurich Insurance and Activa Insurance, a conference on road safety in Africa was held in Ghana. This first conference entitled, 'The Roads Between Us', brought together stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors and enjoyed great success both within the conference, and in the establishment of an ongoing road safety sharing platform, the 'Roads Between Us' calls, now hosted by the Global Road Safety Partnership.
Building on the positive experience in Anglophone Africa and extending efforts into Francophone countries, Nestlé, Zurich
Aon Global Risk Consulting recently presented GRSP member Nestlé with an Aon Client Innovation Award for its “Safe Driving” programme at the annual Aon Risk Sympsium. The event, which took place September 28 – 30 near Milan, recognizes innovation and creative thinking in risk management.
“At Aon, it is our core belief that risk management can multiply economic and human possibilities,” said Stephen Cross, Chief Innovation Officer for Aon Risk Solutions. “Our innovation awards are designed to celebrate our clients’ commitment to delivering innovative and unique solutions.
With over 1.2 million people killed each year, road crashes are one of the world's leading causes of death. Over 3400 men, women and children are killed every single day on the world’s roads while walking, cycling, or driving. Another 20–50 million others are injured each year, killing mostly those between 5 and 44 years of age.
For the 21st time since 1993, the Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims will be remembered at a global level, and this year marks the 10th Anniversary since being recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2005, supported by the World Health Organization.