The organizations attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos this month have the potential to erase three million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) by switching to low-emission fleets. That’s one of the key findings in the first annual Sustainable Fleet Benchmark published today by LeasePlan Corporation N.V., a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility.

The new Benchmark also underlines the significant contribution that corporate fleets can make in the fight against climate change, and highlights those organizations that are already making a difference by switching to sustainable fleets.

Highlights include:

  • The 1,808 organizations attending the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters have an estimated 813,000 vehicles in their fleets, which collectively emit approximately 3.09 million tons of CO2 per year.
  • Fleets are gradually moving towards alternative powertrains, primarily battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, as awareness builds. The proportion of vehicles with alternative powertrains in corporate fleets rose from 3.3% in 2015 to 4.3% in 2017.
  • Continued action is required as average CO2 emissions rose slightly in 2017 for the first time since 2012. This is due to increased uptake of petrol vehicles, as well as the first rise in average mileage since 2013.
  • The Benchmark identifies 3 profiles for sustainable fleets: Starter, Transformer and Leader. The technology sector contains the highest number of companies with a Leader profile.
  • Companies with a Leader profile include Baidu, EDF Group, IKEA Group and Royal HaskoningDHV

 

Read the full article on the LeasePlan Corporate page.

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