EST launches free online carbon footprint tool

Energy Saving Trust (EST) has developed a new online service which provides organisations with an accurate business transport carbon footprint, as well as recommendations for next steps to help reduce costs and emissions. ‘Fleet Health Check Online’ is straightforward to use. Organisations simply need to answer a few questions about their fleet. The service is free and EST’s advice is completely impartial. Funded by the Department for Transport, EST has worked with hundreds of organisations of all sizes to help them reduce their carbon footprint and save money. David Watts, fleet partnership manager at Energy Saving Trust, said: “Organisations are under increasing pressure to reduce fleet emissions and operating costs. “Our new carbon footprinting service has been developed to help employers understand the impact of their transport operations and take steps towards reducing emissions. “It costs approximately £600 to create a tonne of CO2…

Fleets need smarter spending strategies

// Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) are calling on the fleet industry to integrate effective procurement into strategic business planning to aid their chances of success or survival in what will be an even tougher next 12 months. In 2013, the industry will once again have to deal with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) business mileage audits, duty of care and rising fuel costs challenges, says ERA. However, ERA’s smarter spending tips aim to provide business fleets with a basis for tackling next year’s key procurement challenges. Smarter spending tips: • CO2 emissions legislation – come into force in April 2013 for writing down allowances and lease restrictions. Every company car over 130g/km CO2 emissions will face a restriction on the amount that can be written down for tax purposes. Regardless of whether you buy or lease your company cars, this will affect the overall…

Chat about car leasing at Wycombe Business Expo 2012

Fleetdrive will once again be exhibiting at the Wycombe Business Expo. Taking place at Cressex Community School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on Friday 2nd November, the event offers a great venue to chat face to face with our friendly team and pick up details of the latest fleet offers. Contact us if you’d like a free priority pass for the event. We look forward to seeing you there.