Second "Protect Childhood, Child Safety First" China Child Road Safety Forum Takes Place Volkswagen Group China Donates RMB 10 Million to set adult Child Safety Fund

Posted on 02. Jun, 2015 by in Volkswagen Canada

The second “Protect Childhood, Child Safety First” China Child Road Safety Forum, jointly orderly by China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF) and Volkswagen Group China, took place currently in Beijing. At a event, Volkswagen Group China announced a central investiture of a Volkswagen Group China Child Safety Fund with CWDF and a concession of RMB 10 million to a account as start-up appropriation for tolerable mobility education, village growth and other free causes contributing to a safety, wellbeing and healthy growth of children.

The eventuality was attended by, among others, Zhen Yan, Deputy Director of a Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Subcommittee for Social and Legal Affairs and Vice President CWDF, Qin Guoying, Vice President and Secretary-General of CWDF, and Dr. Zhang Suixin, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and JV Relations, Volkswagen Group China.

“Child highway reserve is a many critical partial of child safety. It concerns each family and all relatives and reflects a turn of child insurance and ride growth in a country,” pronounced Ms. Qin Guoying, Vice President and Secretary-General of CWDF. “As a populous building nation with 239 million children aged between 0 and 15 years and 16.4 million new births each year, and a fast flourishing vehicle multitude with an vehicle tenure of 137 million, China has a complicated charge and a prolonged approach to go in child highway safety. This calls for accordant efforts from associated supervision departments and private zone organizations.”

“As a beginning multinational automobile organisation to enter a Chinese market, Volkswagen Group considers itself as an constituent partial of a Chinese multitude and is committed to a corporate amicable shortcoming here,” pronounced Dr. Zhang Suixin, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and JV Relations, Volkswagen Group China. “It is a unshrinkable shortcoming to ventilate and foster highway reserve and we have done sold efforts to boost child highway reserve by petrify actions.”

To foster and ventilate child highway safety, Volkswagen Group China and CWDF have carried out a array of tighten cooperation. In 2014, they conducted a large-scale margin review on child highway reserve in 11 vast and medium-sized Chinese cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Wuhan etc. According to a formula of a investigation, roving private cars has turn a categorical means of mobility for children of families with private cars, and many relatives select to collect information about and squeeze child reserve seats around a Internet, and a categorical factors that change their squeeze embody brand, cost and quality. Although 84.9% of relatives surveyed were wakeful of a prerequisite to use child reserve seats, due to several reasons, such as a mistaken perspective that “it is protected to reason a child in a arms in a car”, and nuisance of installation, usually 17.8% versed their cars with child reserve seats, and those who indeed used child reserve seats usually accounted for 11.5%, distant reduce than a over 90% in grown countries such as a U.S. and European countries. As children increasingly attend in traffic, child highway reserve has gained flourishing attention, with 68.9% of relatives ancillary legislation on mandatory use of child reserve seats to strengthen child highway safety.

The review has been a largest ever margin review on child highway reserve in China and binds critical unsentimental stress for improving a child highway reserve conditions in a country.

As an attention personality and obliged corporate citizen, Volkswagen Group China has taken on a shoulder a charge to ventilate and foster child highway reserve by petrify actions. In 2013, partnering with a dual joint-ventures, Shanghai Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, utilizing 6 brands Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, SEAT, Porsche and Bentley, Volkswagen Group China, launched a Volkswagen Group Child Safety Initiative. As of a finish of 2014, Volkswagen Group China had donated some-more than 5,000 child reserve seats to families nationwide, and a beginning had stretched to cover 17 cities.

In 2015, Volkswagen Group China skeleton to serve ascent a beginning by expanding it to 100 cities opposite China. In further to substantiating knowledge centers in Shanghai, Beijing and Dalian and holding highway shows in Qingdao, Taiyuan, Hefei, Nanchang and Kunming, Volkswagen Group China will continue to present child reserve seats and control margin investigations, holding petrify actions to popularize a use of child reserve seats, urge open recognition of child highway safety, and expostulate child highway reserve legislation in China.

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