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Tesco wins major European road safety award
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The UK-based online grocery for home delivery TESCO DOTCOM  won the European Excellence in Road Safety Award. The awards were presented in Brussels by EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas. More than 500 signatories of the Road Safety Charter competed in seven categories on the basis of their commitments to reduce the number of road fatalities in their communities. TESCO DOTCOM received the award in the large business category for a prevention and training programmes addressed to its drivers.

Commissioner Kallas praised the winners, saying "these commitments reflect how diverse the organisations which have signed up to the Road Safety Charter are in terms of the services they provide but also in how they propose to fight against road fatalities. It is very inspiring".  

The other winners are: BUSTURAS, a transport service provider in Lithuania; the IRISH MEDICAL ORGANISATION; MATERSKASKOLA – MS DENSOVA, a kindergarten in Slovakia; ANBO, an independent organisation for seniors in the Netherlands; AYUNTAMIENTO DE VERÍN & CÂMERAMUNICIPAL DE CHAVES, two municipalities on the border between Spain and Portugal.

During the ceremony 16 additional signatories joined the European Road Safety Charter, mostly major European businesses, such as Axa Group, TNT Post and Iberdrola. Their commitments under the Charter will have a significant impact on road safety.

    Tesco wins major European road safety award

    Background

    The European Road Safety Charter was launched in 2004 and has currently more than 2,000 signatories who commit to carry out concrete and measurable actions promoting road safety in their area of responsibility. Any civil society group in Europe may propose commitments and, once they are found conforming to the Charter objectives, sign the Charter.

     

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