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Looking after the world around us

Actively reducing our impact on the environment around us is how we began as a company. We care about the environment and take steps in all areas of the business to reduce our impact, recycle where we can, and use renewable energy as much as possible. Every franchise that works with us opts in to this policy, so you can be sure that wherever and whenever you chose a Green Motion rental you are choosing a company that cares.

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In all areas of our business we aspire to:

  • Comply fully with all relevant local legal requirements, codes of practice and regulations and go beyond this where we feel we can
  • Prevent pollution to land, air and water
  • Reduce water and energy use
  • Minimise waste and increase recycling within the framework of our waste management procedures
  • Make use of more environmentally friendly products and sustainable materials in the makeup of all our offices throughout our network
  • Involve our customers, suppliers and partners in the implementation of our objectives
  • Promote environmentally responsible purchasing.

So, what are we actually doing?

Eco-friendly fleet

We work closely with some of the world’s most renowned motor manufacturers including Citroen, Toyota, Honda, Lexus and BMW and we are in the privileged position of being able to hire vehicles that are at the cutting edge of environmental technology. We have carefully selected vehicles from each of our partner manufacturers that allow us to truly offer a choice of hire vehicles right across the range, from small city cars to luxury limousines all of which give our customers the opportunity to reduce their CO2 emissions.

Green energy

Where appropriate, we install power generation that is supported either by wind turbine or solar power technologies. Prior to one of our vehicle rental location's opening we carry out a full assessment to gain an understanding of the power requirements which, in turn, allows us to ascertain the best way of providing electricity and heat.

In some cases it is necessary for our locations to receive power supply (or alternatively heating) via the national grid. Should this be the case, it is a mandatory requirement for locations to utilise power suppliers selected as a result of their 'greener' credentials. Each rental location features low energy lighting units and adheres to the use of low energy light bulbs. In some cases we install passive sensors that turn lights on and off automatically (dependant on the particular space they are lighting and its use) to help further reduce energy consumption.

Recycling zones

We take recycling seriously, and have installed recycling zones at many of our locations (space can be a bit limited in airports, but our employees will always help you locate your nearest recycling point if you ask).

We recycle all accepted recyclable materials (this can vary country to country), recycle the water we use to clean our vehicles, have food waste bins in our staff rooms, and very much encourage our customers to take advantage of the zones when you visit. They are colour coded for convenience but staff are always on hand to assist if you are unsure.

Using sustainable materials

When we set up our locations we make every effort to find local environmentally conscious suppliers and set up the location in the most efficient way possible. We aim to source our flooring from reclaimed timber and even use old tyres in some cases, we use recycled materials where possible for signage, minimise paper usage (although some will be required so we source recycled paper) and ensure any waste from the build is reused in another location or recycled.

Valeting

We source environmentally friendly and bio-degradable chemicals, and of course recycle all containers when empty (we buy larger refill sizes where possible to minimise waste). We also reduce the water consumption by putting in place alternative ways to valet our vehicles, such as steam cleaning, water capture & recycling, along with waterless cleaning processes where possible.

All Green Motion employees are responsible for working towards the objectives contained within this policy.

As we constantly strive to improve our environmental initiatives and we welcome any input or suggestions you have on any area of our business. If you would like any further information on our commitment to the environment or would like to make any suggestions please email us at [email protected].