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Volvo to sponsor European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)

Today, Volvo has agreed to sponsor the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). The Volvo Group has joined the sponsorship consortium of the Brussels-based independent non-profit organisation.
Today, Volvo has agreed to sponsor the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). The Volvo Group has joined the sponsorship consortium of the Brussels-based independent non-profit organisation. The aim of the ETSC and Volvo is to reduce the number and severity of transport crash injuries in Europe.

In its membership, ETSC brings together 27 international and national organisations concerned with transport safety. It draws upon the contribution of internationally renowned experts from across EU Member States to forge consensus about research-based safety priorities.

On Volvo’s sponsorship to the ETSC, Stefan Lorentzson said that this was a natural link since “the safety concept has been in the company since it was founded in 1927. Over the years it has evolved to encompass safety in a broader context.  The Volvo Group has a long tradition to strive for safety and contribute to society. Together with the ETSC, we have an opportunity to share our views and we can work towards better solutions for improved transport efficiency and safety. Today our holistic view remains: “A safe product in a safe environment provides the best overall solution”.

Jörg Beckmann, the Executive Director of ETSC is delighted with this new partnership. He views Volvo as an important company in ETSC’s growing sponsorship consortium. “The support from Volvo and other manufactures will help to implement best practice in road safety policies across Europe. As ETSC understands road safety as a shared responsibility, it is also an illustration of how industry can contribute to the work of the European Transport Safety Council – an example for more companies to follow”, says Jörg Beckmann.

April 7, 2004

For further information, please contact

Stefan Lorentzson
Volvo Group Representation, EU
Hunderenveldlaan 10, B-1082 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 482 58 70, Fax: +32 2 482 58 78
Email:
stefan.lorentzson@volvo.com

Jörg Beckmann
European Transport Safety Council
34 rue du Cornet, B-1040 Brussels
Tel: + 32 2 230 4106 , Fax: + 32 2 230 4215
E-mail: 
information@etsc.be