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Environment tops fleet concerns

Concerns over green transport have topped a list of fleet managers’ concerns and one of the UK’s leasing companies says fleets must place as much emphasis on green issues as risk management.

An effective green policy needs clearly stated aims, methods and measures put in place, according to GE Fleet Services.

Rich Green, managing director at GE Fleet Services, said: “There is little doubt the environment will be the key fleet issue of the next few years. It is something employers need to tackle and to get right.

“The problem is that most of the products and services offered to fleets so far have only looked at limited aspects of what is a very complicated topic. Adopting a few of these stop-gap measures is workable in the short term but to guarantee a green strategy a more fundamental approach needs to be taken.”

Mr Green says fleets should look towards risk management policies as a guideline for an environmental policy.

Earlier this year Fleet News spoke to the fleet industry to ask what the big issues of 2007 would be and the topic every fleet mentioned was the environment.

In a bid to improve green issues the Energy Saving Trust is offering fleets of 50 or more vehicles, 20 or more in Scotland, the opportunity to undergo a free green fleet review

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