Tuesday, 05 July 2022 13:43

Jumia Nigeria Donates Over 2,000 UN ECE 22.05 Certified Helmets To Delivery Associates

Jumia, the e-commerce platform has donated over 2,000 motorcycle helmets to its delivery associates (riders) in Nigeria as part of its Safe and Affordable Helmet Programme with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

The company said that the initiative is aimed at providing a high-quality helmets meeting United Nations Regulation ECE 22.05 in territories where accessibility and affordability could be difficult.

Massimiliano Spalazzi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jumia Nigeria, said that the helmets had been designed to meet the UN safety standards, as certified by independent experts, while also ensuring they are best priced in the market.

 

The helmets, which are suitable for hot and humid climates, he added would be distributed to riders free of charge in support of Jumia’s mission to enhance the well-being of its workers and partners and to continually seek innovative ways to improve the workplace ecosystem.

HI said: “The safety of our Delivery Associates is our priority and hope that this donation will increase peace of mind both for the riders and their families. Wearing UN Certified safe helmets is essential in protecting our heroes from the hazards that are associated with their jobs.

“We are delighted, therefore, to provide compliant, high-quality, and safe helmets to our riders and hope that this initiative will prevent unnecessary road crash injuries and fatalities.”

Speaking further on the initiative, Adetunji Lanase, Country Manager, Jumia Services, reiterated that its Delivery Associates were important brand ambassadors as they deliver products to consumers across the country.

[Independent.ng]

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