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Autoliv, a global leader in automotive safety systems, supports the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) to better understand road safety challenges, contribute to safer mobility and help achieve the Autoliv’s goal of saving 100,000 lives a year.
By exchanging valuable information, knowledge and data, Autoliv and UNRSF will actively support the Global Plan for the Second Decade of Action 2021-2030, which aims to prevent at least 50% of road deaths and injuries in 2030.
Road accidents kill 1.35 million people every year and are the leading cause of death among children and young adults. More than 90% of road deaths occur in developing countries. Autoliv’s support for the UNRSF is an important step to further democratize road safety and increase awareness and availability of lifesaving products where they are needed most.
Shaping the future of mobility in a safer and more sustainable way
Autoliv’s vision of “saving more lives” directly supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 3, which aspires to ensure good health and well-being for all, one of its objectives. being to halve the number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes worldwide.
“Cross-sectoral collaboration is essential if the world is to advance its positions on the Sustainable Development Goals. Supporting the UNRSF is a way for Autoliv to share our expertise while gaining additional knowledge on the key road safety challenges facing the world today. Through our core business, products that save lives, we have an important role to play. ‘Saving More Lives’ is an integral part of our sustainability program, and our goal is to save 100,000 lives a year,” said Mikael Bratt, CEO and President of Autoliv.
Cross-sectoral collaborations are needed to achieve global sustainability goals
“As a member of the multi-stakeholder group UNRSF Engagement Platforms, Autoliv directly supports the UNRSF reflection on high-impact road safety projects. With its financial contribution, Autoliv also directly supports UNRSF project operations in low- and middle-income countries. It is this kind of multi-pronged commitment from the private sector that will move the global community forward towards achieving the SDGs on safe, sustainable and inclusive mobility for all,” commented Nneka Henry, Head of the UNRSF Secretariat.
Autoliv’s commitment to supporting the UNRSF will translate directly into road safety interventions in low- and middle-income countries, ranging from improving vehicle standards and road infrastructure design to effective systems for improve road user behavior and emergency response after an accident.