From: Raz Godelnik, Triple Pundit, More from this Affiliate
Published November 3, 2011 07:30 AM

Enterprise Leads the Car Rental Market with its First Ever Sustainability Report

The car rental market is one of the markets that are constantly getting greener, offering a growing number of green services from the newest electric cars to car sharing programs. Yet surprisingly, none of the major car rental companies, until now, have published a sustainability report. Well, that was true until last week when Enterprise Holdings (which owns and operates the Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car brands) took the lead and announced the release of its first ever sustainability report.


If you have followed Triple Pundit for a while this news shouldn't come as a surprise to you – reports on Enterprise's commitment to sustainability and green initiatives date back to 2008 and 2009. This year you could also read here how Enterprise is the first to offer Chevy Volt for rent and is rolling out the largest EV rental fleet in service. It also might be natural that as the leading rental car company in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet, Enterprise is also leading this market when it comes to sustainability reporting.

Here are some of the report’s highlights:

- 20/20 Vision Program: Hit the 4 percent target for energy usage reduction as part of the company's five-year program, designed to reduce overall energy consumption by 20 percent in its network of branches.

- Enterprise Sustainable Construction Protocol (ESCP): Launched a new industry-leading effort to make all newly constructed and retrofitted rental locations sustainable during the next five years. Enterprise began investing more than $150 million in sustainable construction through the use of these new guidelines.

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