There is a high risk of accidents for field sales staff, who spend 90 per cent of their time working on motorbikes every day. This is due to of the heavy traffic in Vietnam, a fading awareness of safe driving, and a lack of skills to react to sudden incidents on the roads.
|The programme has helped Mondelez Kinh Do’s employees become well-informed of the traffic laws |
To raise awareness among the company’s employees about safe driving, and to help reduce traffic accidents across the country, Mondelez Kinh Do has organised a defensive driver training initiative for sales supervisors, area managers, and operations managers at all sales channels nationwide.
The training took place in six locations across the country, including Vinh, Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phu Quoc.
The training agenda highlights Mondelēz International’s safety standards and follows the Ministry of Transport’s safety regulations.
The scheme has updated Mondelez Kinh Do’s employees on the traffic laws, raised awareness about the risk of traffic accidents, and boosted their ability to analyse and identify hazards in common situations that may cause accidents.
Besides the updated knowledge needed to ensure safe driving, the trainees had a chance to practice checking their vehicle before driving it, performing safety checks and responding to different safety-related conditions.
The training is one of the various practical activities that show the company is emphasising its employees’ wellbeing.
Van Nguyen Thanh Phong, area service manager for Mekong 1 at Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam said, "We would like to thank the company for taking practical action to take care of our health and safety. This training is very useful for field teams as we have been updated on the traffic rules and safety considerations to apply, not only in our work but also in our daily lives. This raises awareness about traffic safety and reduces the risk of accidents on roads."
|This training has proven very useful for field teams |
Nguyen Dinh Chung, sales director at Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam shared, “At Mondelez Kinh Do, we always put people at the heart of everything we do to build a strong and sustainable business. Ensuring safety is a key part of the goal of creating an effective working environment for all our employees. The company hopes that these practical training sessions will help our field team feel safer and more confident so that we can serve our customers more effectively.”
All sales and area managers who participated in the training also shared their knowledge and skills with their team to ensure all employees gain the full benefit.
Mondelez Kinh Do is part of Mondelēz International, Inc., headquartered in Chicago in the US.
With a strong corporate culture, an engaged team, and dedicated leaders, the company has achieved outstanding performance after eight years of presence in Vietnam with market-leading brands and a broad portfolio of products such as Cosy biscuits, Kinh Do mooncakes, Solite cakes, Slide potato chips, AFC crackers, OREO cookies, RITZ crackers, LU biscuits, Toblerone chocolate, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Trident gum, and many more.
The company has continuously accelerated innovation and created breakthrough products to delight Vietnamese consumers.
Mondelez Kinh Do is not only a foreign-invested enterprise (FIE) that has achieved outstanding performance, but is also recognised as one of the best places to work in Vietnam. It has placed highly in numerous rankings, including the Top 100 Places to Work in Vietnam, the Top 50 Most Attractive Employers, the Top 50 Most Outstanding FIEs in Vietnam, and the Top 100 Sustainable Enterprises by VCCI, among others.
| ||Agriculture can be driver to attract overseas funds |
Vietnam is expanding international cooperation as an effective solution to reach its target of attracting $25 billion in foreign investment in the agricultural sector by 2030.
| ||Burdens still to be tackled to ensure efficient DPPA pilot |
Foreign investors have been closely monitoring a proposed pilot on the direct power purchase agreements in Vietnam, especially those with a long-term business strategy in renewable energy. However, the country’s limited mechanisms may mean the long-term goals will be difficult to attain.
| ||Minister backs potential of Red River Delta as growth driver |
The Red River Delta region will turn obstacles into opportunities and potential into a driving force for development, according to Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung.
| ||Tough season for industrial employees |
Numerous industrial workers throughout Vietnam have lost their jobs or been given reduced working hours just weeks before the annual Lunar New Year holiday due to a drop in orders from around the globe.