Daniel McCarthyMy boss, Avis UK Commercial Director Daniel McCarthy, has been on Reuters TV, talking to reporter Chris Burns about how we’ve been reducing our CO2 emissions and offsetting any that are unavoidable by supporting carbon-reduction schemes around the world.

We work in partnership with the The CarbonNeutral Company and are also independently audited by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management. In 2006 Avis Europe achieved full CarbonNeutral® status, which I’m very happy to be able to say.

Like many people, I am passionate about our responsibility to the environment and I’m proud of Avis’s long-standing commitment to this cause, having worked with The CarbonNeutral Company (formerly Future Forests) since 1998. We’ll be posting more about our environmental policies, including our relationship with The CarbonNeutral Company, but in the meantime have a look at the clip and let us know what you think.

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3 Responses to “Avis’s green policy on Reuters TV”

  1. Alain Says:

    Rob,

    I recently read a story on upgradetravelbetter.com that made of think of the role Avis could play to push the green agenda forward. Apparently, travelers to San Francisco who opt for a hybrid rental car at the airport will soon get a $15 refund, in a city-sponsored incentive to encourage wider acceptance of high-mileage hybrids.

    On top of that, car rental agencies will receive a 20% reduction in their airport concession fees, if, after one year, they can demonstrate that 15% of their rentals were hybrids.

    This could be an initiative that Avis would push forward in the UK and Europe?

  2. Rob White- Marketing, Avis UK Says:

    Interesting about SFO. Thanks Alain. The US (or California in particular) certainly seems to be ahead of the game in this respect. I have passed your note on to a couple of my colleagues who would find this of interest.

  3. INNOTOUR Says:

    We think that this concept is innovative and promotes sustainable tourism. Therefore we have added it as a case study to our website.
    Good job Avis

    *Ps: The case study can be found here

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