Today more than ever before, companies are focused on ways to reduce their impact on the environment and provide the important leadership on climate change that stakeholders expect. Donlen, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation and one of the fleet industry’s leading leasing and management companies, shares companies’ concerns about the environmental impact of their fleet and supports them with proprietary tools and customized strategies to help reduce their impact.
Fleets for Change™
In 2010, Donlen collaborated with the Environmental Defense Fund in a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action titled “Commercial Fleet 20% GHG Emissions Reduction” and launched Fleets for Change, a fully independent website and robust reporting database. Donlen works with companies to help transform the environmental impact of the U.S. commercial fleet industry, which currently manages more than 3,000,000 vehicles. This five-year commitment will help to reduce emission levels by 20%, generating a reduction of more than 500,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases.
This year, Fleets for Change was named “2011 Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year” by the American Business Awards. For more information on becoming a Fleets for Change member, visit http://www.fleetsforchange.com.
GreenDriver is the fleet industry’s only environmental business focused on reducing mobile source carbon emissions through driver education and behavior management. GreenDriver uses a proprietary “Train, Measure, Manage” approach to lowering fuel costs and increasing fleet and driver productivity: “Train” drivers how to make small changes in their behavior to achieve big results with the GreenDriver online course; “Measure” safety, productivity, and fleet efficiency with DriverPoint Telematics; and finally, “Manage” and reinforce lessons learned and give drivers measureable goals with monthly performance scorecards.
Donlen launched DonlenGreenKey, a resource center for fleet managers where they can access best practices for creating a green fleet policy, link to the latest legislative information, and interact with others in the fleet industry who share the same organizational goals. GreenKey provides tools to help fleet managers with vehicle selection and operation with an eye on environmental impact.
Hertz Fuel-Efficient Fleet
Electric Vehicles (EV)
It costs 64% less to fuel an electric vehicle vs. a gas-powered car
About 60% of Hertz rental cars average more than 32 MPG
Green Traveler Collection – Hybrids
200 miles driven in a hybrid car vs. an SUV can save almost $30 in fuel costs
Hertz On Demand
Every Hertz On Demand car sharing vehicle removes 14 cars from the road
Hertz Equipment Rental
92% of Hertz’s newest earthmover equipment utilizes low-emissions technology