Since 2012, Renault Trucks has been sending employee volunteers on mission to Africa to share their skills by conducting trainings for the local employees of the World Food Programme.
World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Trucks are key to its logistics system, bringing food under extreme conditions as close as possible to people in emergency situations. The agency’s locally recruited staff sometimes lacks the necessary skills to ensure a proper maintenance of vehicles which is however essential to carry out its mission successfully.
The expertise and commitment of Renault Trucks employees has already enabled WFP to gain efficiency and autonomy. Since the beginning of the partnership, the agency reports a significant reduction in its maintenance costs and a decrease of turnover among its employees who benefited from the trainings.
Renault Trucks is renewing its commitment for an additional three-year partnership, until 2020. One of the new additions to the partnership is the integration of a module dedicated to the training of heavy-duty vehicle drivers. Throughout the years, the training programme was enhanced to be well-suited to the problems faced by WFP on the field. This new campaign will include 3 levels of trainings:
- Mechanical training
- Fleet management training
- Driver training
In addition to a truck equipped as a mobile training unit based in the WFP logistic hub in East Africa, Renault Trucks will position a second truck in the West African one to facilitate the organization of the training sessions.
Our partnership has gone from strength to strength over the last six years and we are sure that the next three will continue to build on this and deliver even greater benefits.