TMC helps fleets to reduce emissions with new Carbon Reporting product
TMC's Carbon Reporting tool calculates individual CO2 emissions for each car and driver in the company and sends each driver a quarterly report. This allows the driver to benchmark their CO2 emissions and reduce them, by travelling fewer miles, driving more efficiently and choosing cleaner cars.
The tool has already been implemented with great success by the international support services and construction company, Interserve Project Services (IPS). Interserve's 1,200 drivers are using Carbon Reporting to help them cut their total fleet CO2 emissions by 5% a year. The initiative is designed to deliver a 23% cut in annual fuel volume over five years without affecting the company's productivity and service levels.
Sean Walshe of IPS said that Carbon Reporting has given the company 'much more comprehensive, accurate and visible' carbon figures for its car fleet. It will use them to plan changes to fleet policy and working practices to reduce future emissions.
According to Paul Jackson, managing director of TMC, there has been huge interest in the system from other companies, which want to reduce emissions and protect themselves against ever-higher fuel prices.
'Businesses are taking a much tougher line on fuel, mileage and emissions. They're no longer prepared to wait while drivers gradually move into slightly greener cars. They are taking the initiative and setting carbon reduction targets or setting firm limits on annual mileage,' commented Mr Jackson.
To accompany the launch of Carbon Reporting, TMC has produced a new white paper. Called "Cars, costs and carbon", it sets out a detailed plan for implementing targeted fleet CO2 reductions that companies can follow to cut costs. Copies of the white paper are available from TMC on 0843 222 6000 or by emailing mervyn.harr[email protected]