IRU recognises outstanding Eurasian road transport companies for their implementation of best practices in environmental protection, corporate social responsibility and economic performance in 2011.
On the occasion of the General Assembly of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), IRU President, Janusz Lacny, presented the 9th IRU awards for the “Best Eurasian Road Transport Operator”.
The award, organised jointly with the CIS Transport Coordination Council, recognises outstanding performance in road transport management, including the development and implementation of best practices in favour of social programmes and environmental preservation. This year, the jury paid particular attention to Euro norm compliance, financial stability, as well as professional training of staff.
After assessment of entries by an international jury*, awards were presented to the best company in each of the three different fleet size categories:
Category 1 Award (up to 10 vehicles): SvetAvtoTrans (Russia)
Category 2 Award (11 to 50 vehicles): Hegelmann Transporte (Kazakhstan)
Category 3 Award (more than 50 vehicles): Intertransavto, (Belarus)
The IRU Certificate of Honour was awarded to four companies for their achievements in specific areas. These certificates went to Altircom (Moldova) for the high environmental standards of the fleet; Barva-Avto (Ukraine), for the efficiency of transport operations; K-Transit, (Russia), for high quality services; and Sergorus-UZ (Uzbekistan), for its strong focus on vocational training.
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* Entries were assessed by an international jury, which comprised: K.Sidiknazarov , Chairman of IRU Liaison Committee to Eurasia (CLEA); I.Rounov IRU Under Secretary General and IRU General Delegate to Eurasia; C. Izmailov, Chairman of the CIS Coordinating Transport Conference Committee; D. Cheltsov, Chairman of the Transport and Customs Committee, Association of European Businesses in Russia; A. Chesnokov, Deputy Head of the Russian Foreign Center (Rossotrudnichestvo), A. Zaboev, Head of the Department, Research Institute for Transport Policy; and S. Domnina, Chairman of the Guild of Logistics Operators, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.