The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Abbott Commits to Greener Company Fleet

July 16, 2007

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. --- Health care provider Abbott announced plans to go "carbon neutral" with its entire U.S. fleet of company sales vehicles.At Abbott, the company's fleet represents close to 11 percent of the company's total emissions. Abbott plans to reduce the carbon emissions from its 6,000-vehicle fleet in the United States by offering a hybrid vehicle option starting immediately. The company will then purchase carbon offsets in early 2008 to neutralize the balance of the fleet's impact on the environment to become "carbon neutral.""I drive thousands of miles a month," said Lisa Valtierra, advocacy relations manager for Abbott and a driver of one of the company's fleet vehicles. "Being able to select a car that is friendlier to the environment is important to me because I believe, as Abbott does, that we all need to do our part.""We were happy to help Abbott take a hard look at its fleet and figure out how to improve efficiency, cut fuel use and offset greenhouse gas emissions -- while saving money. This is green business strategy at its best," said Gwen Ruta, director of corporate partnerships at Environmental Defense. "We urge other companies to follow Abbott's example."Abbott's new energy policy outlines several commitments the company is making to further improve its impact on the environment, including a 30 percent reduction in overall CO2 emissions by 2011.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All
Sponsored by

General terminology used in the United States and Canada for leases with no fixed term (hence open-ended) and provisions wherein the lessee retains a high proportion of the risks of ownership, notably depreciation.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.
 

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher