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8 best practices of top performing sustainable companies and fleets

By Simon Austin July 18, 2022

Sustainability has become an essential pillar of a company's competitiveness and reputation. Sustainable companies and their vehicle fleets have a culture in which their activities, operations and impact revolve around a "green commitment" that prioritises the reduction of fuel consumption and  CO2 emissions into the atmosphere along with efficiency in all their operations.

Increasingly, both the public and government agencies are demanding companies' commitment to sustainability. According to a recent survey, ‘more than nine in ten Europeans (93%) believe that climate change is a serious problem, including 78% who say it is a very serious problem and 15% a fairly serious problem.’

Furthermore, ‘90% of respondents (and at least three quarters in each Member State) agree that greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced and that the remaining emissions should be offset to make the EU economy climate neutral by 2050.’

Fleet sustainability is a new paradigm for many companies that are focused and committed to reducing the environmental, economic and social impact of their fleet operations. This speaks not only about their core values as a company, but also about their aim to be more competitive and customer-oriented.

Here are some ways you can make your fleet more sustainable:

  • Use advanced fleet management solutions: Take control of your daily business and help boost efficiency in all your operations.
  • Address vehicle carbon footprint: Measure each vehicle’s carbon footprint, enabling you to monitor and lower the emissions generated by your overall fleet.
  • Increase fuel efficiency: Create a fuel efficiency plan by comparing fuel consumption and mileage reached.
  • Reduce fuel consumption: According to the Fleet Technology Trends Survey 2022 conducted for Verizon Connect by ABI Research, companies that adopted GPS Fleet Tracking saw some improvements, such as 52% of respondents reduced fuel consumption.
  • Teach eco-driving techniques to drivers: Making use of a telematics solution can help promote safety and increase efficiency in your team.
  • Top-notch routing: Well-planned driver routes can help reduce mileage, fuel use and driving hours, and can help reduce unnecessary wear and tear on the vehicle.
  • Right size vehicle and fleet size: A GPS tracking solution can help give a better overview of your real needs, operations, and daily activity.
  • Introduce new alternative fuels: EVs’ are at an early stage but there are more companies that are introducing electric vehicles in their fleets to become sustainable companies.

Midsize and large businesses are therefore prioritising their fleet’s sustainability in order to not only be greener, but also more aligned to customers’ expectations in tackling climate change together and by being part of the solution by adopting best practices wherever they can with the help of a fleet management solution.

Learn more about sustainable companies and how to keep your fleet efficient and environmentally friendly and learn how fleet management can help you.

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Simon Austin

Simon is the Marketing Manager for UK & Ireland, Verizon Connect. With over 12 years marketing experience in the IT software and business analytics industry, Simon believes passionately in the power of data and how it can help business realise their full potential.

Tags: Cost control, Customer service, Data & analytics, Dispatching & scheduling, Payroll, Productivity & efficiency, Safety, Team management

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