The lack of proper knowledge and the absence of safe driving practices and procedures are among the major causes of accidents on highways. Nestlé Pakistan in collaboration with the National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) established the first drivers’ training institute near Sheikhupura with the objective of ensuring the safety and well-being of the communities it operates in. The Nestlé-NH&MP Drivers Training Institute is a fully equipped facility that has been providing training under the supervision of experts, not just to the drivers of Nestlé Pakistan and NH&MP, but is also catering for the drivers’ training needs of other public and corporate organizations of the country. The entire facility features a driving safety training track, two blocks comprising classrooms and also a high-tech driving simulator. To date, the Drivers Safety Program has trained more than 28,400 drivers including over 6,500 drivers from Nestlé and its service providers.
Apart from the professional and economic impact, the program has also created a positive social impact not only on the drivers themselves, but also on their families and the communities that they live in. We have also expanded the existing initiatives in Karachi with NH&MP’s collaboration with the development of another Drivers Training Facility which is catering to the training needs of drivers in the South.