NORTHBROOK, IL - Donlen, the fleet industry's most comprehensive and integrated provider of financing and asset management solutions, has been named a 2012 Honors Laureate in IDG's Computerworld Honors Program for its groundbreaking Fleets for Change program.
As a premier provider of innovative fleet management solutions, Donlen identified a need for a change within the fleet industry and stepped forward to take a leadership position. Developed in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Fleets for Change exemplifies Donlen's commitment to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the fleet industry.
"The transportation industry is responsible for almost 30 percent of the overall greenhouse gas emissions in the United States," said Gary Rappeport, Donlen CEO. "Fleets for Change provides the reporting and benchmarking technology that will enable fleets to play a crucial role in a more sustainable future for all of us."
At no cost to companies who join and pledge to reduce their emissions, Fleets for Change will help transform the environmental impact of the commercial fleet industry. Launched in 2010, this initiative is expected to reduce fleet emission levels of participating companies by an average of 20%, generating a reduction of more than 500,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases in the first five years.
Member companies upload their fuel usage and mpg data into a secure database, where they can then track progress against their own goals and anonymously benchmark against similar fleets with regard to vehicle type and/or class, industry, and fleet size. Current Fleets for Change companies include Coca-Cola, IBM, HP, Xerox, and Maersk, to name a few.
Rappeport went on to say, "Access to this cross-industry fleet data is unprecedented in the fleet management industry, and will help companies create meaningful change within their organizations. We're extremely honored to be recognized by Computerworld for this important work."
"There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization's ability to compete, innovate, communicate, and to thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations," said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. "Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT."