The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has introduced a new video, titled The Power of Scale, that outlines a few simple steps—such as rightsizing vehicles, reducing idling, planning an efficient route, and removing excess cargo—to guide companies with vehicle fleets in cutting costs and CO2 emissions.
The video visually depicts how small actions done by many can result in big changes for the corporate bottom line and the health of the planet.
Fleet efficiency has become an increasingly important issue for corporations as they look for opportunities to reduce their environmental impact. Currently, there are more than 3 million corporate fleet vehicles in the United States emitting 45 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The Power of Scale demonstrates that companies can reduce their corporate fleet emissions by 6 million metric tons per year and collectively save more than US$2 billion.
The video is accessible at EDF’s website: http://edf.org/greenfleet, and is part of a larger EDF effort to contribute to managing greenhouse gases in passenger, delivery and freight fleets. More broadly, EDF proposes a five-step “Green Fleet Framework” including:
- Measure emissions and set goals
- Improve vehicle selection
- Improve vehicle use
- Consider carbon offsets
- Report progress