Europcar Continues To Innovate For The Environment
on: May 15, 2009, 5:02 am
Author: Lorie Lichtlen
Europe's leading car rental company, is once again pioneering
in the area of environmental awareness and protection. The company
now provides information about the CO2 emitted by the vehicle
on its rental invoices. The calculation is based on the vehicle
type and model and the distance travelled.
first in the car rental
industry, this initiative is in keeping with Europcar's 'Environmental
Charter' commitment of raising awareness about the importance
of taking the environment into account.
also caters to an increasing trend among corporate customers -
which have made their own commitments in the area of corporate
social responsibility - to set specific environmental criteria
for accrediting their suppliers.
on this latest initiative, Rafael Girona, Chief Operating Officer
of Europcar Group, said: "By providing this information on
rental invoices, we want to raise awareness among our customers
and employees about the environmental impact of their actions
and help them to be 'ecological citizens'. After the certification
of our Environmental Charter by Bureau Veritas in June 2008 and
the creation of our carbon-offset program, this latest measure
further demonstrates Europcar's commitment to sustainable development."
currently offers invoicing with the precise CO2 emissions data
per rental in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain,
the United Kingdom and New Zealand. It will also soon be available
before booking, customers can go online to assess the average
CO2 emissions for each rental car.
can also offset
car rental emissions thanks to Europcar's partnership with
leading global carbon offset provider ClimateCare.
these various initiatives, Europcar formalizes its commitment
to being a responsible corporate citizen. In reflection of its
pioneering role in the environmental field, Europcar was elected
'The World's Leading Green Transport Solution Company', at the
World Travel Awards in December 2008.
Owned by the French investment company Eurazeo, Europcar is the
European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals.
The company serves business and leisure customers throughout Europe,
Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Excluding
franchise operations, in 2008 Europcar signed more than 10 million
rental contracts, with 8,000 employees and an average fleet exceeding
225,000 vehicles. In September 2008, Europcar and U.S. market
leader Enterprise Rent-A-Car joined forces in a strategic alliance
to form the world's largest car rental network, with more than
1.2 million vehicles and 13,000 locations around the world.
UK-based ClimateCare is a leading global carbon offset provider,
with experts in London, Ankara, Mauritius, Nairobi, New York,
Oxford, Santiago and Sydney. ClimateCare has over 50 projects
across the developing world, funding low carbon technologies with
social and environmental benefits.
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