Tristar Worldwide is taking part in the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged-in Fleets initiative, in partnership with EDF Energy, as part of its ongoing pledge to minimise the environmental impact of its business.
As a global transport provider, the company recognises its responsibility to deliver environmentally friendly travel options by continually improving its services and the efficiency of its business. It introduced a sustainability charter in 2008 and has achieved over a 15% reduction in CO² emissions per passenger mile since then.
As part of the Plugged-in Fleets scheme – which is funded by Transport for London (TfL) and Department for Transport (DfT) – Tristar Worldwide will receive free guidance from Energy Saving Trust and EDF Energy on how electric vehicles can add value to the organisation, and a strategic plan for the introduction of the vehicles into their fleet.
Tristar Worldwide is already strongly committed to proactively minimising the impact on the environment. It aims to reduce its emissions in a number of ways which include introducing vehicles with ‘stop start’ technology, reducing dead mileage, chauffeur driver training and consulting with environmental experts.
As a result, all Volvo S80 and V70 models in the UK fleet were replaced by newer, more efficient D3 Auto models this year, and the Toyota Prius was added to the UK fleet in spring 2010.
Dean De Beer, CEO of Tristar Worldwide, said: “Corporate social responsibility is the foundation of our business and at the core of everything we do. We are always looking for ways to improve our operations to minimise our environmental impact. Joining the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged-in Fleets initiative continues what we started in 2008 when we launched our own sustainability charter.”