The objectives of the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) are for the promotion of public safety and public health, for the protection and preservation of human life and for the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in particular by:


    • (a) promoting and conducting independent research and testing programmes that will assess the safety and environmental characteristics of motor vehicles and their comparative performance and disseminating the results to the public; and
    • (b) promoting the development of new car assessment programmes, by providing financial support and technical assistance, and facilitating international co-operation with and between such programmes.



Global NCAP is a UK company limited by guarantee (No: 075139000) and a registered charity (number: 1141798). Our
Memorandum & Articles of Association
is the governing document of Global NCAP. The Board of Trustees has also adopted a policy on anti-bribery and corruption and a code of conduct for trustees.


Our latest Annual Report and Financial Statement can be viewed here: e-reader



The current Trustees of Global NCAP are:


Lauchlan McIntosh – Chairman
Guido Adriaenssens
Dr Verona Beckles
Nirav Dumaswala – Treasurer
Anders Lie
Adrian Lund
Michiel van Ratingen



(i) Our long term aspiration is for a world free from road fatalities and serious injuries.


(ii) By 2020 we want to see all new cars in production exceeding minimum United Nation crash test standards, for pedestrian protection, and for electronic stability control. (Note: This is consistent with our Road Map 2020 proposals launched in 2015).


(iii) We support the further democratisation of vehicle safety by encouraging the best practice application of automotive design and technology in all regions of the world.


(iv) We support the promotion of consumer information to encourage a worldwide market for vehicles that are both safer and more environmentally friendly.



(i) Support New Car Assessment Programmes (NCAPs) in emerging markets by offering technical support guidance and quality assurance.


(ii) Provide a cooperation platform for NCAPs and like organisations around the world to share best practice, to further exchange information, and to promote the use of consumer information to encourage the manufacture of safer cars across the global automotive market.


(iii) Promote vehicle safety technologies with proven effectiveness and encourage their accelerated use across the globe by increasing consumer awareness and where appropriate by supporting mandatory application.


(iv) Support training initiatives in vehicle safety regulatory and rating systems to promote policy making capacity particularly in emerging markets.


(v) Promote the use of safer vehicles and technologies by fleet managers in both the public and private sector.


(vi) Recognise achievement in vehicle safety, innovation in safety related technologies, and products through a global awards scheme.


(vii) Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the target to halve road deaths and injuries by 2020, and the full implementation of the Global Plan for the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety especially the recommended activities for vehicles.


(viii) Support improvements in vehicle emissions reduction and fuel efficiency and evidence based consumer information to inform consumers about the environmental performance of motor vehicles.



Global NCAP has adopted a Road Map for Safer Vehicles 2020 which provides a recommended timetable for UN Member States to apply the most important UN vehicle safety regulations. We propose that these regulations, or equivalent national performance standards, are applied initially to new models and then to all vehicles in production at the latest by the end of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety in 2020.




David Ward – Secretary General
Alejandro Furas – Technical Director
Richard Woods – Senior Advisor
Jessica Truong – Programmes Director & Asia Pacific Coordinator
Shakireh Ispahani – Director of Partnerships
Katie Baker – Director of Finance & Governance



Global NCAP is pleased to acknowledge funding support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the FIA Foundation, International Consumer Testing and Research, and the Road Safety Fund.



Any further inquiries should be sent to Global NCAP, 60 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DS, UK.