Following an extensive tender process, the firm appointed CLM to handle all aspects of the management of its 127-strong vehicle fleet across two main operating divisions: Land and Property and Airports.

In line with Peel Group’s CSR objectives, one of CLM’s key objectives will be to lower carbon emissions across the whole fleet. This will be achieved by the introduction of new carbon caps for different car grades. The lowest limit of 140g/km will be for job need cars, with a new limit of 150g/km for middle management cars and 160g/km for senior management.

Peel has also increased the number of hybrid cars available by adding the Lexus CT 200h to the Toyota Prius that is currently featured on its choice lists.

‘This is a win-win-win situation,’ said Dale Mullane, head of procurement at Peel Group. ‘By reducing our carbon emissions across the fleet, we are not only helping hit our sustainability targets, but we are also reducing our drivers’ tax bills, lowering NI Contributions as well as spending less on fuel. Everyone benefits.’

At the same time, CLM will be responsible for reducing Peel’s vehicle acquisition costs, and will be employing its Contract Management solution to competitively tender all new vehicles added to the fleet using a panel of three leasing companies to select the most cost-effective rental rates.

The competitive tendering process is then wrapped under an umbrella outsource solution, so that Peel will experience the administration benefits of dealing with only one supplier.

Peel Group currently contract hires all vehicles on three-year/60,000 mile contracts. Following CLM’s appointment and advice, it will now use whole-life costs as the basis for determining which vehicles to add to the company car choice lists while low carbon vehicles will be actively promoted.