To remain consistent with its core activity which is the provision of services in energy and energy efficiency, IDEX asked ekodev to train its employees in eco-driving. The objective was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce costs related to energy (fuel) and car accidents, and to improve the safety and well-being of its employees.
In France, road accidents are the primary cause of death and they lead to significant costs. Reducing the number of road fatalities has long been a priority for IDEX and training in eco-driving comes as a complement to road safety training.
During training days on road safety organised by IDEX, around 150 employees were also trained in eco-driving in order to drive responsibly and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Economically speaking, the return on investment is undeniable: between 2013 and 2014, spending related to energy consumption was reduced, the damage costs IDEX is responsible for was reduced by 65% and their overall frequency fell by 25% among people who were trained in eco-driving. First-party insurance claims fell by 50% among these people.
IDEX owns a 2,500 car fleet with third-party insurance. So it is important to minimize first-party insurance claims in order to reduce related costs.