As a leader in the global car rental and travel industries, Enterprise Holdings takes a sustainable approach to business and works with our partners to meet their supply-chain sustainability goals.
In 2010, we began taking inventory of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with our operations, including monitoring vehicle fuel efficiency in our global fleet.
This GHG data includes Scope 1 (direct GHG from owned operations) and Scope 2 (indirect GHG from consumption of purchased electricity, heat and/or steam) associated with our operations.
Scope 1 and 2 emissions constitute less than 3 percent of Enterprise Holdings’ overall GHG impact. Scope 3 emissions – mostly determined by the wide range of driving habits and mobility needs of customers – are not included.
Helping Customers Manage Their Carbon Footprint
Business travel customers regularly support sustainable practices simply by renting from one of Enterprise Holdings' three brands – Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car or National Car Rental – or by leasing a vehicle from Enterprise Fleet Management.
In addition, Enterprise CarShare and Enterprise Car Club offer a diverse fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles to organizations looking to enhance their sustainability initiatives. For example, Gloucestershire County Council in the U.K. has significantly reduced its carbon footprint by working with Enterprise Car Club on a program to cut vehicle emissions by around two tons of CO2 per month.
Corporate customers can also access a vast array of local market data to help them measure their efficiency and lower their travel impact. Since FY2009, Enterprise Holdings has helped corporate accounts measure and manage their carbon footprints. Our Enterprise, National and Alamo brands offer customized carbon emissions reports based on vehicle type and miles traveled, by request.
We also offer services that help customers minimize the impact of their vehicle rental by purchasing carbon offsets that support renewable energy projects. Working in partnership with TerraPass in the U.S. and Canada, and ClimateCare in the UK, customers have cumulatively offset 193,299 metric tons of carbon. Based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, that’s equivalent to saving 21.75 million gallons of gasoline and 447,528 barrels of oil. We expect demand to increase for these custom reports as more companies audit and disclose their own carbon footprints.