The organisations attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos have a global platform, but how can they help tackle climate change? LeasePlan’s new Sustainable Fleet Benchmark underlines the significant contribution these organizations can make in the fight against climate change by switching to low-emission fleets; specifically, over 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year could be erased.
The new Benchmark also highlights the positive impact that many organizations have already made by adopting low-emission fleets. The Benchmark’s findings are based on an analysis of LeasePlan’s database of over 500,000 vehicles across 32 countries, operating in sectors ranging from healthcare to technology.
It identifies 3 profiles for sustainable fleets: Starter, Transformer and Leader. Companies with a Leader profile include Baidu, EDF Group, Deutsche Post DHL Group, IKEA Group and Royal HaskoningDHV.
Tex Gunning, LeasePlan CEO said:
Climate change, and how to prevent it, is one of the major topics at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. Around half the cars on the road today belong to companies and a move towards cleaner fleets would be one of the best ways to reduce global emissions. Corporate fleets must be a part of this conversation. It is as simple as a decision from top leadership saying ‘we will make the switch’, and that can happen today. LeasePlan is committed to helping any organisation that wants to make a positive contribution to this historic challenge.
Read more in Tex Gunning’s blog post on Medium ‘How to cut 3 million tonnes of CO2 with the stroke of a pen’.
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The Sustainable Fleet Benchmark 2017 is available to download here:
- The Benchmark’s findings are based on an analysis of LeasePlan’s database of over 500,000 vehicles across 32 countries, operating in sectors ranging from healthcare to technology
- Road transport accounts for approximately 20% of the EU’s total emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2): https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/vehicles_en
- The 48th WEF Annual Meeting takes place in Davos-Klosters from 23rd January until 26th January.
- EV100 is a global business initiative designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructure. This is the only initiative of its kind to encourage global business commitments on electric transport, with members committing to transition their petrol and diesel fleets to electric vehicle fleets by 2030. LeasePlan is one of the ten founding partners of EV100. More information about LeasePlan’s involvement with EV100 is available here: https://insights.leaseplan.co.uk/fleet-issues/environment/ev100-electric-mobility/