The Coca-Cola Company joins NETS Board of Directors
May 25, 2011
Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce Coca-Cola has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.
Coca-Cola is committed to promoting road safety not only with its own drivers but within the communities in which it operates. With its large worldwide fleet in over 200 countries, Coca-Cola will enhance the global perspective of the NETS Board of Directors.
“At Coca-Cola, we believe our first responsibility is to promote the safety of our employees and of the people in the communities we serve,” said Chris Reh, Director Occupational Safety and Health at The Coca-Cola Company. “By joining THE NETS Board of Directors, we will further our road safety efforts throughout the Coca-Cola system as we work with other leading organizations in the exchange of best practices and ideas to advance road safety worldwide.”
“Coca-Cola will bring a tremendous track record of corporate responsibility and road safety to the NETS Board,” said Bill Windsor, NETS Board Chairman. “Coca-Cola will complement the other NETS Board members in supporting the organization’s goal of enhancing road safety.”
NETS’ Board of Directors members are public and private sector leaders with a strong 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 experienced 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 their dedication and leadership in advancing road safety. Coca-Cola joins current board members Abbott, AmeriFleet Transportation, 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 and health 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.