Shell International Petroleum Company Joins the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Board of Directors

  Shell International Petroleum Company Joins the Network of Employers for
  Traffic Safety Board of Directors

Business Wire

VIENNA, Va. -- May 22, 2013

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce
Shell International Petroleum Company has joined the organization’s Board of
Directors.

Shell’s global road safety program focuses on improving the safety of drivers
– staff and contractors – and contributing to road safety in the communities
where it operates. Shell’s company and contract drivers drove over 1.1 billion
kilometers in over 70 countries in 2012. In addition to joining NETS’ Board of
Directors, Shell is a proud sponsor of the United Nations Decade of Action for
Road Safety 2011-2020, and a member of the Global Road Safety Partnership, an
organization that provides road safety programs in high road risk countries.

At Shell, the number of motor vehicle incidents has declined by 55% since
2008. This is due to its comprehensive road safety management program. Key
components include: leadership commitment; simple and clear requirements for
drivers and vehicles; journey management planning; driver training; the use of
in-vehicle monitoring systems; and a total ban on the use of mobile phones
when driving.

“Safety is always the top priority at Shell and safe road transport is
integral to Shell’s business - whether it is transporting fuel to one of our
customers, delivering equipment to construction projects or simply traveling
to meetings,” said Mike Watson, Shell Global Road Safety Manager. “In addition
to a strict road safety regime for our people and contractors, we’re committed
to improving road safety in the communities where we work through partnerships
and community programs. We’re pleased to join NETS’ Board of Directors. This
will enhance our ability to exchange best practices with leading companies and
provides Shell with another platform for advocating road safety worldwide.”

“Shell is respected for its commitment to road safety and for its willingness
to share its road safety best practices,” said Sandra Lee, NETS Board Chair
and Director, Worldwide Fleet Safety, Johnson & Johnson. “Shell is a
recognized global road safety leader and will enhance the other NETS Board
members’ goals for advancing road safety.”

NETS’ Board of Directors members are public and private sector leaders with a
commitment to road safety. They are senior level executives who promote NETS’
mission and represent businesses and organizations that have created a solid
safety culture by promoting traffic safety policies and awareness activities
in their workplaces. Directors guide NETS’ strategy and policies. As a benefit
of membership, NETS provides a forum for traffic safety professionals to
exchange ideas and collaborate on emerging issues.

Established in 1989, NETS board of director companies are recognized in the
U.S. and around the world for advancing road safety.Shell joins current board
members Abbott, AmeriFleet Transportation, The Coca-Cola Company, Chubb Group
of Insurance Companies, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group,
Monsanto Company, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Group, and UPS. Representatives
from NIOSH and NHTSA are board member liaisons to the federal government.

NETS is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership dedicated to improving the safety
of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they
live and work by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on and
off-the-job. For more information on NETS, visit the organization’s website at
www.trafficsafety.org.

Contact:

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)
Jack Hanley, 314-680-3293
jhanley@trafficsafety.org
 
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