"Green" fuel card package launched
Under a new scheme, existing and new customers of The Fuelcard Company can help offset their carbon footprint by signing up for the EcoPoint package. Every EcoPoint package purchased contributes to an extensive scheme to plant more than 100,000 trees over the next five years, thanks to a strategic partnership with YDMT.
In addition to supporting tree planting, customers receive a wide range of other green benefits including advice on areas such as eco-driving and paperless billing, and a quarterly newsletter keeping them updated on the tree-planting scheme.
The EcoPoint scheme can be bolted on to existing fuel cards for a total of 50p per card, per month.
Jakes de Kock, marketing director at The Fuelcard Company, said: 'As a business committed to a greener future, we are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and that of our customers.
'Even the most responsible and environmentally aware companies can find it hard striking the right balance between managing the costs of running their fleets, and being kind to the environment. As EcoPoint is a bolt-on to existing cards, our customers can now enjoy all the cost-saving benefits of their fuel card as well as being secure in the knowledge they’re playing their part in protecting the environment.'
EcoPoint was officially launched with the planting of The Fuelcard Company’s first tree at Airton, near Malham, North Yorkshire; one of the areas covered by the YDMT, which works to help conserve and improve the environmental, social and economic stability of the Yorkshire Dales.
Lindsay Tonge, YDMT marketing and communications officer, said: 'We are delighted to be partners with The Fuelcard Company, which is set to become one of our biggest supporters. We understand daily vehicle usage is a necessity for millions of people, whether for work, school or general essential travel, but tree-planting is one of the easiest ways to reduce the impact that it can have on the environment. It also means more trees and a more beautiful local landscape for everyone to enjoy.'