Total has pledged its support to create the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund. As a founding member, Total will contribute $1 million to this prevention fund.
In a statement sent to the Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, the company disclosed that Total’s pledge, under the scope of Total Foundation, is a contribution to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal which aims to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by 2020.
“Safety is one of the Group’s values, and prevention of road traffic accidents is a priority commitment,” stated Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO.
“Transportation is indeed a major part of Total’s operations, which has given us extensive expertise in road safety and prevention. Through today’s commitment, we are expressing, alongside the others who will join us, our belief that accidents do not have to happen. Awareness, education and improving standards are the keys to change. The United Nations Road Safety Fund is a response to this challenge that concerns all human beings all over the world.”
It added: ‘’Total and its affiliates are involved every day in road safety through a variety of prevention initiatives for communities, training for professionals and support for public authorities.’’