Arval Service Lease Italia S.p.A., in Italy since 1995, is a market leader in long-term car rental and corporate fleet management. More than 18,000 companies in Italy and elsewhere have handed over their fleet management to Arval, relying on the excellence offered by Arval’s 850+ professionals and the company’s technical and management services provided by over 18,000 affiliated workshops throughout Italy. Our strength is further backed up by being part of the international banking group, BNP Paribas.
Arval Italy has set up a specific project, Ecopolis, dedicated to the development of practical sustainable mobility campaigns, in terms of making mobility both people-friendly (i.e. safe both for vehicle users, and for other road users) and environment-friendly (i.e. able to monitor and reduce its environmental impact).
Over the next few years, Arval Italia’s commitment to promoting road safety focuses on two key targets:
Employees who have been assigned company vehicles
Arval’s goal in this area is to educate and raise awareness among employees, encouraging them to adopt responsible, safe driving behaviour, monitoring any “risky behaviour” on the part of vehicle users and the number of accidents they are involved in. Arval also aims to directly involve their employees in safe driving courses and to equip each company vehicle with a safety kit containing tools to help ensure safety in the car or to prevent danger. Annual safe-driver courses, consisting of a day of theoretical and practical training, will gradually be given to all employees who have been assigned company vehicles.
Customers and Users of rental vehicles
Arval’s goal is to promote a culture of road safety, distributing information and increasing awareness and sense of responsibility on the part of both customers and users of rented vehicles. This will be achieved through campaigns to influence driving behaviour, such as highlighting “Safe Driving Tips” on the website dedicated to Arval drivers (http://drivers.arval.it).
Moreover, on an annual basis, at events and conferences in the sustainable mobility and safety field, Arval will be using the Corporate Vehicle Observatory to help communicate the results of the “Corporate Fleet Barometer” study, dedicated to fleet managers on a series of issues, including road safety, with the aim of disseminating information and creating a new culture on these issues.