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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.

A commitment to sustainability is increasingly being demanded by not only public agencies but also by the government. In the period 2021 to 2025, the agencies and government departments in the UK will commence reducing their impact on the environment.

This means that the Greening Government Commitments agreed by the UK Government are resolved to achieve clean air through:

  • Reducing emissions of five damaging air pollutants; this is a legally binding target and by 2030 should halve the effects of air pollution on health.
  • Stopping the sale of diesel and new conventional vans and cars by the year 2040.
  • Building on existing good practices and successful regulatory framework to steadily improve the impact of industrial emissions.

For many companies that are focused and committed to reducing the environmental, economic, and social impact of their fleet operations, fleet sustainability is a new standard. Not only does it articulate a company’s core values but it also shows that they aim to be more customer-oriented and meet their needs, making them more competitive. 

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 Associate Director, International Marketing, EMEA & APAC. With over 20 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 faster.

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