Together for Safer Roads Partners with Sustainia, DNV GL, and the United Nations Global Compact to Access Sustainable, Road Safety Solutions

Partnership to tap private sector solutions to help meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

September 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at the 25th ITS World Congress, Together for Safer Roads (TSR) announced its partnership with Sustainia, DNV GL, and the United Nations Global Compact to provide road safety solutions to cities and businesses globally. Through the Global Opportunity Explorer, partners are helping government officials and business leaders navigate innovative approaches and solutions to address Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, and Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

As leaders in channeling the value of business solutions to tackle the SDGs, the partners vetted solutions, developed by TSR’s corporate and early-stage member companies, to scale their impact across the world’s roads. Four solutions – HAAS Alert’s Responder-to-Vehicle technologies, Octo Telematics’ Octo Fleet, Ouster’s FleetGuide and Zendrive’s driver behavior identification solution – are being featured as the charter solutions for the program.

“Sustainia is excited to collaborate with TSR to expand the largest industry collection of certified products and solutions to help meet the SDGs,” said Rasmus Schjoedt Pedersen, CEO of Sustainia. “Road safety is a critical public health and economic challenge around the world, and through this partnership, we are helping to increase access to solutions that might help reduce road fatalities.”

In conjunction with the partnership announcement, TSR released its Top Road Safety Innovators List, which showcases promising early-stage companies. These companies are recognized for being committed to advancing innovative solutions to improve road safety, helping create sustainable transportation systems, and partnering with public sector stakeholders to find the best safety solutions.

“As a coalition, we’re committed to expanding access to road safety technology that might reduce crashes,” said David Braunstein, president of TSR. “By distinguishing the road safety innovators, who are investing in platforms and services for safety-first transportation solutions, we hope to accelerate road safety technology and save lives.”

Interested in learning more about TSR’s work to address the United Nations SDGs? Visit www.togetherforsaferroads.org/programs/safer-policies/.

About Together for Safer Roads
Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is an innovative coalition that brings together global private sector companies, across industries, to collaborate on improving road safety and reducing deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes globally. TSR’s current members include AB InBev, AIG, AT&T, Republic Services, CalAmp, Ericsson, Geotab, GM, iHeartMedia, Lyft, Octo Telematics, PepsiCo, Republic Services, UPS, Walmart, Alpha Drive, HAAS Alert, Ouster, and Zendrive. Learn more at www.togetherforsaferroads.org.

About DNV GL
DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment, DNV GL enables their customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, their professionals are dedicated to helping customers in the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables, and other industries to make the world safer, smarter, and greener.

About Sustainia
Sustainia is a global sustainability advisory group with a mission to accelerate sustainable alternatives. Sustainia works with people and businesses who are changing the world for the better, helping them integrate sustainability into their core by developing cutting-edge strategies, building engaging digital solutions, and amplifying their messages with impact.

About United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anticorruption, and to take action in support of United Nations goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.

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