20 June, 2018
Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited, a joint venture between the Tata Group and American International Group (AIG) has collaborated with Tata Motors and Skills For Progress (SKIP), to launch a Road Safety programme for heavy motor vehicle (HMV) drivers in India. The program will be launched across 5 locations in India – Pune, Ajmer, Muktasar, Silchar and Dimapur and will reach out to more than 5000 heavy motor vehicles (HMV) drivers.
This program will incorporate defensive driving training, medical checkups, awareness on prevention of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and stress management intervention. Additionally, personal accident insurance coverage will also be provided to the drivers. This collaborative initiative aims at reducing deaths and injuries caused by accidents on Indian roads and thereby will contribute towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 (SDG 3) on ‘Good Health’.
The project will be monitored closely to track the progress in the behavior of truck drivers post the training. Incorporating the learning from this pilot project, Tata AIG & Tata Motors intend to increase their outreach over the years. The program will be implemented in partnership with Skills for Progress (SKIP), Institute of Driving Training & Research (IDTR) and other implementing agencies on the ground.
Speaking about this CSR initiative, Mr. Vinod Kulkarni, Head CSR, Tata Motors said, “India losses 3% of its GDP (or US $58 billion) to road accidents annually. This implies that skilled drivers are one of the key movers of the national growth agenda. As a responsible corporate, our attempt is to reduce the loss of both – life and property on the roads on one hand and enable the transport industry to bring in business efficiency by optimizing their human capital on the other hand. Through our partnership with TATA AIG to launch Road Safety Program, we intend to educate the truck drivers about road safety and ensure their journeys are safe and comfortable.”
Speaking at this occasion of the launch, Mr. Subramanian Suryanarayanan, Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited said, “We at Tata AIG understand that the truck drivers ply across the country and spend most of their time on the roads and it becomes extremely essential to ensure the well-being of these drivers, who are the lifelines of various businesses. We intend to work closely with them to reduce fatalities and to safeguard their own health by engaging them in our Road safety Program and thereby contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the long run. The Road Safety Program is one of our flagship initiatives under our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) umbrella and we intend to build on the learning from this pilot initiative.”
About Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited
Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited is a joint venture between the Tata Group and the American International Group (AIG). Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited celebrated 18 years of service this year (2016) since it commenced operations on January 22, 2001. The company has made a mark in the industry by launching several innovative products and services over the years. Under its two main business verticals i.e. Consumer Lines and Commercial Lines, Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited offers an extensive range of General Insurance covers that cater to various individual and business insurance needs. The products range from Home insurance, Motor Insurance, Travel Insurance, Health Insurance, Rural-Agriculture Insurance etc for individuals under the Consumer Line vertical, and Property & Business Interruption insurance; D&O, Professional and General Liability Insurance; and special products like Reps & Warranties and Environmental Insurance under the Commercial Lines vertical. With a presence across 159 locations in India, Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited is increasing its general insurance penetration in India with various significant partnerships with leading business names from varied industries.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited (BSE: TATAMOTORS), a USD 45 billion organisation, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, buses, trucks and defence vehicles. Part of the USD 100 billion Tata group, Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering extensive range of integrated, smart mobility solutions. Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 76 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.
With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top four in the passenger vehicles market. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, the UK, Italy and Korea. Internationally, Tata commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in countries, spread across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.